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Texas County, Oklahoma

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Texas County Pioneer Days

  • Since 1933 the signing or the Orginic Act has been celebrated in Guymon, OK. The act combined No Man's Land and Indian Territory to form Oklahoma Territory to form Oklahoma Territory on May 2,1890. The celebration continues today in May with the nation's largets outdoor proffessional rodeos, prade, bar-b-ques, and much more.

    Guymon, OK 1934 Pioneer Day Celebration
  • Guymon filled the town to capacity during the Depression Era. The event continues today on the first weekend of May each year.
  • Texas County was formed at statehood, 16 November 1907, from the central one-third of "Old Beaver County" also known as "No Man's Land". When the formation of the county was authorized by the Constitutional Convention of 1907, the county was so named because it was wholly included within the limits of the Texas Cession of 1850, whereby the owneship of the area was passed from the State of Texas to the United States Government. From 1850 to 1890, its lands were never attached to any state or territory, never surveyed, and never divided into townships and sections. From 1890 to 1907, it was part of Beaver County. Texas County is 2063 sq. miles and 3121 feet above sea level.

    It is bordered by Cimarron and Beaver County in Oklahoma and Seward County in Kansas. Texas County is also neighbor to Texas counties Hansford County, Sherman County and Dallam County.

    Guymon is the County Seat of Texas County. Other towns in Texas County are Goodwell, Hardesty, Hooker, Optima, Texhoma, and Tyrone.

    Texas County is 2063 sq mi and 3121 feet above sea level

    The High Plains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Texhoma Historical Society and the Beaver River Historical Society are the three historical societies in Texas County. Goodwell is the home of the No Man's Historical Museum. Texas County is also the home of Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

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    Post and view new queries1997-1998-2000 Texas County Queries
    View old guest book
    Texas County Surnames Texas County First Families
    Articals from Guymon Daily Herald Guymon Daily Herald Obits update, April 9, 2007
    Texas County Addresses Texas County Marriage ApplicationBooks
    Texas County Veterans updated 3/16/07 Panhandle Pioneers index
    Texas County Cemeteries Page - updated 4/09/2007

    Links to other genealogy sites:

    National Archives
    Oklahoma Historical Society
    Oklahoma Resource Page
    Oklahoma Birth or Death Certificates
    OKBits-Obits and Newsaper Transcriptions
    1890 Oklahoma Territory Census Index
    No Man's Land
    National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
    Oklahoma Daughters of the American Revolution
    Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
    Index to Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records
    Find the World War I draft application page at RootsWeb

    USGenWeb Memorial
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