Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Roger Mills County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1892
County Seat Cheyenne
Address Roger Mills County Courthouse
506 East Broadway
Cheyenne, Oklahoma 73628-0000
Phone: 580.497.3395

Roger Mills County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


County Information

Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1893 1900 1892 1907

County Courthouse

Roger Mills County Courthouse
506 East Broadway
Cheyenne, OK 73628-0000
Phone: 580.497-3395

Clerk Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1800s and divorce records from 1900;
County Clerk has land records from 1800s[1]


Parent County

1892--Roger Mills County was created in 1892 from Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands.
County seat: Cheyenne [2]


Cheyenne is the county seat.[3] Rogers Mills County is located in the central western part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The State was founded in 1891. Roger Mills County takes its name from Roger Q. Mills, a senator from Texas. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places [5]

  • Berlin
  • Cheyenne (county seat)
  • Crawford
  • Durham
  • Grimes
  • Hammon
  • Reydon
  • Roll
  • Strong City
  • Sweetwater

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 6,190
1910 12,861 107.8%
1920 10,638 −17.3%
1930 14,744 38.6%
1940 10,736 −27.2%
1950 7,395 −31.1%
1960 5,090 −31.2%
1970 4,452 −12.5%
1980 4,799 7.8%
1990 4,147 −13.6%
2000 3,436 −17.1%
2010 3,647 6.1%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.


Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.


Roger Mills County, OK


Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Online Records

School Records


Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records


Online Birth Records Indexes and Images


Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images


Online Death Records Indexes and Images


Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Roger Mills County Genealogical Society
PO Box 205
Cheyenne, OK 73628

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Roger Mills fckLRCounty, Oklahoma. Page 562 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. accessed 09/29/2016
  4.,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Roger Mills County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.