Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy

Washington County is located in the northern part of Oklahoma, bordering on the State of Kansas and adjoining the rich Osage County on the east. It is forty miles in length, north and south, but only eleven miles wide. Although it is one of the smallest counties in the state, by reason of its fertile farm. lands, its apparently unlimited supply of oil and natural gas, and its progressive citizenship, it has become one of the wealthiest and most important counties of Oklahoma. It is well watered by Caney Creek, quite an important stream, which flows southward through the entire length of the county.

With the aid afforded by the Federal Government, Washington County is building a number of hard-surfaced roads, nearly half a million dollars having been expended on its public highways during the past year. The citizens realize that good roads will benefit the city man and the farmer, that they will have a tendency to keep the boys on the farm, and will bring the rural population and the city dweller into closer relationship.

Source: Benedict, John D. Muskogee and northeastern Oklahoma, including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. 3 v. illus., ports., facsims. 28 cm. Chicago, S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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