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Dewey County is located in west-central Oklahoma covering 977 square miles, comprising the same area as Dewey County, Oklahoma Territory. Part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho lands opened April 19, 1892 as "D" county. Named for Admiral George Dewey. Taloga is the county seat. The first post office was established March 22, 1892. Although there are several versions of the origin of the Taloga name, it is probably from the Creek word meaning "rock in water" and has reference to the original boundary of the Creek nation. The South Canadian River winds through. The river sands made difficult crossings for early pioneers. Early settlements were Butte, Camargo, Lenora, Raymond, Rhea, Riley and Taloga. Present towns are Camargo, Leedey, Oakwood, Putnam, Seiling, Taloga, Vici.

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Dewey County Court House
P.O. Box 368
Taloga, Oklahoma 73667
(580) 328-5521

Seiling Public Library
209 N Main St, Seiling, OK 73663
(580) 922-4259

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1920 Census Images for Dewey County, OK

The donation of the 1920 Dewey County Census images for permanent, free display in the USGenWeb Archives was made possible through the generosity of Glenn Belcher and the permission of S-K Publications
The name of each image file is the Enumeration District and page number. The 1920 Dewey County, OKCensus contains 263 pages (census images) in Enumeration Districts 203 through 207. Page 208-05B was not copied , as it is blank.
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Year 1907 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960
Pop. 13,329 14,132 12,434 13,250 11,981 8,789 6,051

1996 Census Profile
Dewey County Township Map by Sharon Crawford
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Dewey County 1972 at Maps & More
Dewey County 1915 at Maps & More
Dewey County townships at Maps & More
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(Dewey) "D" County 1895 map
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First Lots, Taloga 1892
Taloga photos

Some Dewey County Marriages 1892-1902

"D" County Marriages lookup
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Spanning The Rivers
Volume 2 of Spanning the Rivers available.


Seiling, OK (KWTV's Strangely Named Towns)

Seiling's First Fire 1912
Seiling Historic Mural
Seiling 1918 Baseball

Seiling High School Seniors 1925
Seiling High School grads 1936
Seiling High School Seniors 1939
Seiling High School Seniors 1952 New
Seiling High School Seniors 1954

Leedey Tornado, May 31, 1947
Leedey photos
History of Rhea, by Ken Speer
Bremer and Alden family, Taloga

Vici school photo
Dewey County Physicians 1903-1904

Dewey County Death Records
OKbits Dewey Co. News


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U.S. Military Casualties from Dewey County

Vincent Family of Vici

Linville and Herring

Dewey County Place Names: Townships, Post Offices

1891 Schedule of Allotments Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation - Native American Research Project

Dewey County Photos
Photo page2, Taloga hotel and school

Ben Axton, 1937 Pioneer Interview

Dewey County Schools Burmah, LoneTree, Putnam

Dewey County Courthouse Staff 1923

Abercrombie family trek to Fay, Oklahoma 1893

Dewey County Tornadoes 1875-2010

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National Register of Historic Places, Dewey County

Western Plains Library System
Dewey, Custer, Washita, Roger Mills Counties

Dewey County research at Woodward Library


Okie Kin- by Annette Corbell, paid Researcher for Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, Southwestern Missouri and Southeastern Kansas.Dover, Peery and Miller ancestors in Dewey County.

Trail of Dreams, Talogainfo

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Corene Seal 1940-2009 was a Dewey County Historical Society volunteer answering queries addressed to the Historical Society and helping with the Dewey County Jailhouse Museum and other projects of the Historical Society. Dewey County OKGenWeb extends sympathy to Corene's family and friends.