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Payne County is available for adoption, if interested please e-mail the State coordinator for details.
Linda Simpson, State Coordinator or
Mel Owings, Assistant Coordinator

Captain David L. Payne, is a veteran of the Civil War for whom Payne County, Oklahoma is named. Captain Payne is also known as the Father of Oklahoma and led several groups of settlers into the area of Indian Territory, now the site of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Payne served in the 10th Kansas Infantry Regiment during the war. A memorial has been erected over his burial site in Stillwater's Boomer Lake Park. The site is marked by the original gravestone erected by the James Shield Post #57 of the Grand Army of the Republic of Wellington, Kansas where he was originally buried.


Payne County was opened to settlement in the Oklahoma land run of 1889.
 Stillwater is the county seat.



Townships & Map

OKGenWeb Photo Gallery 
The Washington Irving Trail Museum 
Lawmen & Outlaws
Payne County History


Indian Papers 
Social Security Death Index
Land Records

Payne County Marriages 1894-1897 
1920 Payne County Census (partia

National Registery of Historic Places


Research Resources




Query Page

Oklahoma Resources
Payne County Funeral Homes

Stillwater Newspress Newspaper

Cushing H.S. Name Index 1930-2000

LDS Research Outline for Oklahoma

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Payne County 



Family Links


Carl Judge, Journalist

Martha Alameda (Mattie Thompson) Bell

COX Family Photos & More!
Life In A Covered Wagon
DRIGGS family

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