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Created on land that was once part of the Creek Nation, Payne was one of the first counties established in Oklahoma Territory by the Organic Act in May 1890. It was first designated as the Sixth County, but was later named to honor Boomer leader David L. Payne. The county was part of the territory settled during the Land Run of 1889. Payne County's topography of rolling plains lies mostly within the Sandstone Hills physiographic region, and the western part of the county lies within the Red Bed Plains. The Twin Mounds, limestone-topped hills lying east of Ingalls, is the most noticeable feature. The Cimarron River is the primary waterway, draining most of the county via its own smaller tributaries and Stillwater Creek and its tributaries

Mulhall School in 1905

 Payne County, Oklahoma Data


Birth Records



Church Records

County History

County Records

Death Records


Family Bibles



Newspaper Articles





Wills / Probate Records



September 2018 - Crime News - 1 added
August 2018 - Obits 2
March 2018 - Libraries - 1 was added
February 2018 - Libraries
July 2017 - Obits - 1 was added
March 2017 - Obits 9; several articles under Newspapers - News Gleanings and Class of 1941 Perkins High School Seniors was added
November 2016 - Business News & Crime News Articles were added
October 2016 - News - Accidents were added
June 2016 - Obits - James & Louisa Lawson and 6 others; Pictures - Lawson Family; Probate Court News Articles
May 2016 - News - Crime - Student Pleads Law of Self Defense
April 2016 - Obits - Bowers, Davis, Douglas, Pursell, Shorb, Slayhuber, & Theis
January 2016 - Directories - 1907 Patrons List
December 2015 - Military - Korean War CasualtiesOctober 2015 - Births - Cass Swan
List of Mothers’ & Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Entitled to Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe
September 2015 - Bios - Bradley & Whistler 


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