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Mangum Library & Genealogy Center - WPA


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Mangum Library & Genealogy Center - WPA The Native stone building was built in 1936 and was a WPA project. The stone was dug from the ground and hauled in by teams and wagons, each piece of stone was cut by hand by the laborers and put into place.

The shelves, tables, chairs, sofas, which are still used today, were made by the workers and covered in leather at the Granite Reformatory. The structure has a full basement which was once servants quarters and is used now by the scouts.

Upstairs is a large auditorium with civic rooms, kitchen, and restrooms. A balcony goes across the entire south side of the building. The building has hard wood floors and two fireplaces. There are 26 windows upstairs and 23 windows downstairs.

Genealogy - In 1993-1994 Greer County volunteers asked for records in courthouse archives containing family information (marriage, probate, divorce, etc.) to be microfilmed by Utah Genealogical Society -and- Greer County Genealogical and Historical Society. A few of records were as early as 1886 but the majority were 1901-1930. Copies of the microfilm rolls, over 100, were placed at Mangum City Library, in GCG&HS holdings. The library provides a microfilm reader for visiting researchers. Please remember if you write with a request, library staff has limited time for lookups.

Some of the oldest records of Greer County, Texas 1886-1896 are in Oklahoma Historical Society, placed there in the 1940s. They are also on microfilm. Contact Oklahoma Historical Society .


Address: West Lincoln

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Greer County Courthouse

The historic Greer County courthouse is truly the center of town and the center of activity. The entire square is surrounded by a unique WPA stone wall with corner fountain structures. In the front lawn is a granite plaque with a brief history of the struggle of the Greer County "empire."

Mangum, OK Historic Courthouses

Old Pioneer Hall of Fame

On the grounds of the Museum is the Old Pioneer Hall of Fame to honor the Pioneers who were in this area before 1907. Their picture and history are carved in Pink Granite stone and is unique, as there is none other like it in this country. By 1986, there were 160

Mangum, OK Halls of Fame



Greer County Cemeteries

A detailed listing and accompanying photos of some of the headstones can be viewed at these informative websites.

www.inkcopro.com/cemeteries/

Mangum, OK Cemeteries


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North Block Buildings

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