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As the Coordinator for Caddo County I wish to send a special
thank you
to Nancy Charlton, Sheri Hammons, Sandy Miller and any others that have contributed their substantial time and effort to make this site (see the awards) what it is today. My Goal is to continue to expand the resources available on this site while adhering to the high standards of my predecessors. If you would like to contribute to the project I would love to have your information.

E-mail me Mel Owings with questions or input.

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OKBits - Newspapers

Indian/Pioneer Papers

Oklahoma Marriages

Lawmen and Outlaws

OK Land Openings


Oklahoma Military

OK Funeral Homes


Oklahoma Cemeteries

OK Success Stories

OK Reunions

OKGenWeb Archives

USGenWeb Special Projects

USGenWeb Archives WorldGenWeb

Oklahoma Resource Page

How To Obtain An Oklahoma
Birth Or Death Certificate

Caddo County Divorce Index

African American Resources






County Employees (Past)

Funeral Homes

Guardianship Records

Geographic Locations



1901 Lottery (Land)


Military Pages

Native American Resources


Obituaries - Death Notices

Old Occupations defined



Photographs Populated Places Post Offices Historic

Probate Records


Records Page



Surnames and Their Researchers
Caddo County

Surname Search
Surname Helper

Surname Search
RootsWeb Message Boards

Surname Search Message Boards

Tombstone Inscriptions


Wedding announcements
from local Newspapers

Wichita - Caddo Nation Web Site

The word CADDO is from the
Caddo Indian word "Kadi" meaning "Chief"
Caddo County
named for the Caddo Indian tribe is located in the North Eastern part of the
South Western corner of the State of Oklahoma.
The land now in Caddo County to the North of the Washita River that flows from West to East
dividing the county approximately in half, was part of the Wichita-Delaware-Caddo Indian reservation.
This same approximate area was designated as "I" county in Oklahoma Territory.
The land South of the Washita was part of the
Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservation.

The land for both of these Indian reservations, formed by treaty on October 21, 1867,
were part of the leased district, located in the Chickasaw District of the Choctaw Nation,
which was purchased from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians
for the sum of $300,000. on April 28, 1866.

The proclamation of Secretary of Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock dated 24 June 1901,
signed On July 4, 1901 by President William McKinley, opened these reservations for settlement
by land lottery drawing and townsite auction to be held on Aug. 6, 1901.

Near the center of Caddo county a post office was established in 1873 named Anadarko.
This name is from a corruption of the word Na-da-ko, the name of a Caddoan Indian tribe,
which means "place of the bumble bee". The site of this post office and Indian trading post
was later designated the County Seat of Caddo County.

At Statehood Caddo county ceded to Grady County Townships 5, 6, 7, and the
southern part of township 8 North, Range 8 West, which included the town know as Verden.
In 1911 Caddo county ceded
Townships 10, 9, and the northern part of township 8 North, Range 8 West
to Grady County shaping Caddo County as we know it today.

Caddo County Cities and Towns

Historical Dates

Flags over Oklahoma

Caddo County Historical Sites

Postcard of Anadarko Courthouse

Newspaper articles about Caddo County Courthouse

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Caddo County Mailing List

Caddo County's Mailing list is for anyone with a genealogical interest in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Mailing address for postings is To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to (mail mode)
or (digest mode).

Line Mailing Lists On RootsWeb Line
Caddo County, Oklahoma

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Dale Talkington's Anadarko Memories Page

T h e Y e a r w o o d s
Seger Colony and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
Eakly and Colony area

Megan Zurawicz family

If you have a family home page let me know and we'll be happy to put up a link to it.


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Search the USGenWeb Archives

Search the OKCaddo Mailing list archives

Search the U.S. Bureau Of Land Management database

Search the RootsWeb Mailing Lists


Caddo County Area copied from Oklahoma Official State Map

Maps of Caddo County Townships

Caddo County Map by -


Caddo County Genealogical Society

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Other Genealogy Societies

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June/July 1999 and January 2001
County Award Winne

Bombing Memorial


Other Helpful Links

Anadarko Oklahoma

Anadarko Community Library

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