|Counties of Oklahoma|
|Location||State of Oklahoma|
|Populations||2,475 (Cimarron) – 718,633 (Oklahoma)|
|Areas||371 square miles (960 km2) (Marshall) – 2,251 square miles (5,830 km2) (Osage)|
|Subdivisions||cities, towns, unincorporated communities, Indian reservations, census designated place |
civil townships (Statehood until mid 1930s)
The U.S. state of Oklahoma has 77 counties . It is ranked 20th in size and 17th in the number of counties, between Mississippi with 82 counties and Arkansas with 75 counties.
Oklahoma originally had seven counties (Logan, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Canadian, Kingfisher, Payne, and Beaver) when it was first organized as the Oklahoma Territory. These counties were designated numerically, first through seventh. New counties added after this were designated by letters of the alphabet. The first seven counties were later renamed. The Oklahoma Constitutional Convention named all of the counties that were formed when Oklahoma entered statehood in 1907. Only two counties have been formed since then.Upon statehood, all Oklahoma counties allowed civil townships within their counties. A few years after statehood, a constitutional amendment allowed them to be abolished on a county-by-county basis, and by the mid-1930s, all Oklahoma counties had voted to do so.
According to the Oklahoma Constitution, a county can be disorganized if the sum of all taxable property is less than $2.5 million. If so, then a petition must be signed by one-fourth of the population and then a vote would occur. If a majority votes for dissolution of the county, the county will be combined with an adjacent county with the lowest valuation of taxable property.
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.
The area in these tables is land area, and does not include water area.
Oklahoma's postal abbreviation is OK and its FIPS state code is 40.
|County||FIPS code||County seat||Est.||Origin||Etymology||Density||Population||Area||Map|
|AdairCounty||001||Stilwell||1907||Cherokee lands||William Penn Adair, Cherokee tribal leader and Confederate colonel in the American Civil War||39.38||22,683||576 sq mi|
|AlfalfaCounty||003||Cherokee||1907||Woods County||William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, ninth Governor of Oklahoma||6.51||5,642||867 sq mi|
|AtokaCounty||005||Atoka||1907||Choctaw lands||Captain Atoka, a noted Choctaw leader and signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek||14.5||14,182||978 sq mi|
|BeaverCounty||007||Beaver||1890||Seventh County (entire panhandle until 1907)||The Beaver River||3.11||5,636||1,814 sq mi|
|BeckhamCounty||009||Sayre||1907||Greer County and Roger Mills County||J. C. W. Beckham, Governor of Kentucky||24.52||22,119||902 sq mi|
|BlaineCounty||011||Watonga||1890||Part of Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation.||James G. Blaine, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State||12.86||11,943||929 sq mi|
|BryanCounty||013||Durant||1907||Choctaw lands||William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State, famous orator and three-time U.S. Presidential candidate||46.66||42,416||909 sq mi|
|CaddoCounty||015||Anadarko||1901||Indian Territory||From Indian word "Kaddi" meaning life or chief||23.16||29,600||1,278 sq mi|
|CanadianCounty||017||El Reno||1901||Part of Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation||The Canadian River.||128.38||115,541||900 sq mi|
|CarterCounty||019||Ardmore||1907||Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation||A prominent family of early settlers||57.71||47,557||824 sq mi|
|CherokeeCounty||021||Tahlequah||1907||Originally settled by Cherokee Indians following the Trail of Tears||Cherokee Nation of Indians||62.57||46,987||751 sq mi|
|ChoctawCounty||023||Hugo||1907||Choctaw Nation||Choctaw Nation of Indians||19.64||15,205||774 sq mi|
|CimarronCounty||025||Boise City||1907||Seventh County (entire panhandle until 1907)||Cimarron River||1.34||2,475||1,835 sq mi|
|ClevelandCounty||027||Norman||1890||County 3 in Oklahoma Territory.||Grover Cleveland, twice President of the United States||477.15||255,755||536 sq mi|
|CoalCounty||029||Coalgate||1907||Atoka County, Choctaw Nation||Coal, the primary economic product of the region at the time||11.44||5,925||518 sq mi|
|ComancheCounty||031||Lawton||1907||Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache reservation||Spanish "Camino Ancho", meaning broad trail||116.09||124,098||1,069 sq mi|
|CottonCounty||033||Walters||1912||Lands of Quapaws, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Comanche Reservation, and Big Pasture||The principal economic base of the county, cotton||9.72||6,193||637 sq mi|
|CraigCounty||035||Vinita||1907||Cherokee Nation||Granville Craig, a prominent Cherokee planter||19.75||15,029||761 sq mi|
|CreekCounty||037||Sapulpa||1907||Creek Nation||Creek Nation of Indians||73.19||69,967||956 sq mi|
|CusterCounty||039||Arapaho||1891||Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation||George A. Custer, United States Army cavalry commander during the Indian Wars||27.83||27,469||987 sq mi|
|DelawareCounty||041||Jay||1907||Delaware District of Cherokee Nation||Delaware Nation of Indians||55.99||41,487||741 sq mi|
|DeweyCounty||043||Taloga||1892||Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation||Admiral George Dewey, hero of the Spanish–American War||4.81||4,810||1,000 sq mi|
|EllisCounty||045||Arnett||1907||Roger Mills and Woodward counties||Albert H. Ellis, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and first state Legislature||3.38||4,151||1,229 sq mi|
|GarfieldCounty||047||Enid||1893||Cherokee Outlet||James Garfield, President of the United States||57.26||60,580||1,058 sq mi|
|GarvinCounty||049||Pauls Valley||1907||Chickasaw Nation||Samuel Garvin, a prominent Chickasaw Indian and local merchant||34.09||27,576||809 sq mi|
|GradyCounty||051||Chickasha||1907||Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation||Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution||47.62||52,431||1,101 sq mi|
|GrantCounty||053||Medford||1892||County L||Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States||4.52||4,527||1,001 sq mi|
|GreerCounty||055||Mangum||1896||Greer County, Texas||John Alexander Greer, Lieutenant Governor of Texas||9.76||6,239||639 sq mi|
|HarmonCounty||057||Hollis||1909||GREER County||Judson Harmon, U.S. Attorney General and Governor of Ohio||5.43||2,922||538 sq mi|
|HarperCounty||059||Buffalo||1893||Woodward County||Oscar G. Harper, clerk of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention||3.55||3,685||1,039 sq mi|
|HaskellCounty||061||Stigler||1907||San Bois County of the Choctaw Nation||Charles N. Haskell, first Governor of Oklahoma||22.13||12,769||577 sq mi|
|HughesCounty||063||Holdenville||1907||Choctaw Nation and Creek Nation lands||William C. Hughes, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention||17.35||14,003||807 sq mi|
|JacksonCounty||065||Altus||1907||Greer County||Either Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War or Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States||32.93||26,446||803 sq mi|
|JeffersonCounty||067||Waurika||1907||Comanche County and part of Chickasaw Nation||Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States||8.53||6,472||759 sq mi|
|JohnstonCounty||069||Tishomingo||1907||Chickasaw Nation land||Douglas H. Johnston, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation||16.99||10,957||645 sq mi|
|KayCounty||071||Newkirk||1895||County K, Cherokee Strip||Originally designated as county "K"||50.67||46,562||919 sq mi|
|KingfisherCounty||073||Kingfisher||1907||Unassigned Lands||Either for the kingfisher bird or King David Fisher, an early settler in the area||16.65||15,034||903 sq mi|
|KiowaCounty||075||Hobart||1901||Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservations||Kiowa Nation of Indians||9.31||9,446||1,015 sq mi|
|LatimerCounty||077||Wilburton||1907||Choctaw Nation land||James S. Latimer, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention||15.45||11,154||722 sq mi|
|Le FloreCounty||079||Poteau||1907||Choctaw Nation||A Choctaw Indian family of French descent||31.77||50,384||1,586 sq mi|
|LincolnCounty||081||Chandler||1891||County A in Oklahoma Territory||Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States||35.74||34,273||959 sq mi|
|LoganCounty||083||Guthrie||1891||County 1 in Oklahoma Territory||John A. Logan, American Civil War general||56.17||41,848||745 sq mi|
|LoveCounty||085||Marietta||1907||Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory||Overton Love, Chickasaw judge and prominent landowner||18.3||9,423||515 sq mi|
|MajorCounty||093||Fairview||1909||Woods County, Oklahoma Territory||John C. Major, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention||7.87||7,527||957 sq mi|
|MarshallCounty||095||Madill||1907||Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory||The maiden name of a member of the Constitutional Convention's mother||42.7||15,840||371 sq mi|
|MayesCounty||097||Pryor||1907||Saline District, Cherokee Nation||Cherokee leader Samuel Houston Mayes||62.89||41,259||656 sq mi|
|McClainCounty||087||Purcell||1907||Choctaw Nation land||Charles M. McClain, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention||60.54||34,506||570 sq mi|
|McCurtainCounty||089||Idabel||1907||The McCurtain family, a prominent Choctaw landowning group||17.9||33,151||1,852 sq mi|
|McIntoshCounty||091||Eufaula||1907||Creek Nation land||The McIntosh family, a prominent Creek landowning group||32.66||20,252||620 sq mi|
|MurrayCounty||099||Sulphur||1907||Chickasaw Nation land||Governor of Oklahoma William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray||32.27||13,488||418 sq mi|
|MuskogeeCounty||101||Muskogee||1907||Muskogee District of Creek Nation and part of Illinois and Canadian Districts of Cherokee Nation||Muskogee Nation of Indians||87.21||70,990||814 sq mi|
|NobleCounty||103||Perry||1897||County P in Oklahoma Territory.||U.S. Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble||15.79||11,561||732 sq mi|
|NowataCounty||105||Nowata||1907||Cooweescoowee District of Cherokee Nation||The town of Nowata, Oklahoma. The exact origin is unknown, but the two most common stories are that railroad surveyors used the Delaware word noweta for welcome or that a sign was posted indicating that local springs had no water: No wata||18.65||10,536||565 sq mi|
|OkfuskeeCounty||107||Okemah||1907||Creek Nation land||Creek town of the same name in Cleburn County, Alabama||19.51||12,191||625 sq mi|
|OklahomaCounty||109||Oklahoma City||1891||Unassigned Lands in Indian Territory, the County 2 in Oklahoma Territory||From two Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning people and red||1,013.59||718,633||709 sq mi|
|OkmulgeeCounty||111||Okmulgee||1907||Creek Nation land||Creek word meaning boiling water||57.49||40,069||697 sq mi|
|OsageCounty||113||Pawhuska||1907||Coterminous with Osage Reservation||The Osage Indian Reservation, inhabited by the Osage Nation||21.09||47,472||2,251 sq mi|
|OttawaCounty||115||Miami||1907||Multiple tribal reservations in Indian Territory.||Ottawa Native American people||67.62||31,848||471 sq mi|
|PawneeCounty||117||Pawnee||1897||Cherokee Outlet, then County Q in Oklahoma Territory||The Skidi Pawnee Native American people||29.08||16,577||570 sq mi|
|PayneCounty||119||Stillwater||1890||County 6 in Oklahoma Territory in 1889, renamed to Payne County in 1907||David L. Payne, the key figure in opening Oklahoma to white settlement||112.76||77,350||686 sq mi|
|PittsburgCounty||121||McAlester||1907||Choctaw Nation land||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||35.1||45,837||1,306 sq mi|
|PontotocCounty||123||Ada||1907||Chickasaw Nation||Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning cat tails growing on the prairie||52.07||37,492||720 sq mi|
|PottawatomieCounty||125||Shawnee||1891||Creek Nation and Seminole Nation lands.||The Pottawatomie Native American people||88.12||69,442||788 sq mi|
|PushmatahaCounty||127||Antlers||1907||Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation||The Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation||8.28||11,572||1,397 sq mi|
|Roger MillsCounty||129||Cheyenne||1895||County F in Oklahoma Territory||U.S. Senator Roger Q. Mills||3.19||3,647||1,142 sq mi|
|RogersCounty||131||Claremore||1907||Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory||Clem V. Rogers, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and the father of entertainer Will Rogers||128.75||86,905||675 sq mi|
|SeminoleCounty||133||Wewoka||1907||Seminole Nation||The Seminole Native American people||40.32||25,482||632 sq mi|
|SequoyahCounty||135||Sallisaw||1907||Sequoyah District and part of Illinois District, Cherokee Nation||Sequoyah (George Guess), invented the Cherokee syllabary||62.89||42,391||674 sq mi|
|StephensCounty||137||Duncan||1907||Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory||John Hall Stephens, a Texas congressman and advocate of Oklahoma statehood||51.37||45,048||877 sq mi|
|TexasCounty||139||Guymon||1907||Seventh County (entire panhandle until 1907)||The neighboring U.S. state of Texas||10.13||20,640||2,037 sq mi|
|TillmanCounty||141||Frederick||1907||Comanche County, Oklahoma||U.S. Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina||9.17||7,992||872 sq mi|
|TulsaCounty||143||Tulsa||1907||Cherokee Nation and Creek Nation land.||Derived from Tulsey Town, Alabama, an old Creek settlement.||1,058.6||603,403||570 sq mi|
|WagonerCounty||145||Wagoner||1907||Cherokee Nation land||Bailey P. Waggoner, attorney of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which established the town of Wagoner||129.81||73,085||563 sq mi|
|WashingtonCounty||147||Bartlesville||1907||Cooweescoowee District of Cherokee Nation.||First President of the United States George Washington||122.24||50,976||417 sq mi|
|WashitaCounty||149||Cordell||1897||County H in Oklahoma Territory||The Washita River||11.58||11,629||1,004 sq mi|
|WoodsCounty||151||Alva||1893||County M in Oklahoma Territory.||Kansas populist and territorial legislator Samuel Newitt Wood||6.9||8,878||1,287 sq mi|
|WoodwardCounty||153||Woodward||1893||County N in Oklahoma Territory||Santa Fe Railroad director B. W. Woodward||16.17||20,081||1,242 sq mi|
Hughes County is a county located in south central U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,003. Its county seat is Holdenville. The county was named for W. C. Hughes, an Oklahoma City lawyer who was a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.
Comanche County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 124,098, making it the fourth-most populous county in Oklahoma. Its county seat is Lawton. The county was created in 1901 as part of Oklahoma Territory. It was named for the Comanche tribal nation.
Tatums is a historic Freedmen's town in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 151 at the 2010 census, a decline of 12.2 percent from 172 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Boley is a town in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,184 at the 2010 census, a gain of 5.2 percent from 1,126 in 2000. Boley was established in 1903 as a predominantly Black pioneer town with persons having Native American ancestry among its citizens. Boley is currently home to barbeque equipment maker, Smokaroma, Inc, and the John Lilley Correctional Center.
Clearview is a town in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 56 at the 2000 census. It was historically an all-black freedmen's town and was platted by the Lincoln Townsite Company and designated as Lincoln.
Harrah is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Located 25 miles (40 km) east of downtown Oklahoma City, Harrah had a population of 5,095 people as of the 2010 Census.
The Tonkawa are a Native American tribe indigenous to present-day Texas. They once spoke the now-extinct Tonkawa language, a language isolate. Today, many descendants are enrolled in the federally recognized Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Republican Party is a political party affiliated with the United States Republican Party (GOP). Along with the Oklahoma Democratic Party, it is one of the two major parties in Oklahoma politics.
This timeline of the American Old West is a chronologically ordered list of events significant to the development of the American West as a region of the United States. The term "American Old West" refers to a vast geographical area and lengthy time period of imprecise boundaries, and historians' definitions vary. The events in this timeline occurred primarily in the portion of the modern United States west of the Mississippi River, and mostly in the period between the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the admission of the last western territories as states in 1959. A brief section summarizing early exploration and settlement prior to 1803 is included to provide a foundation for later developments. Rarely, events significant to the history of the West but which occurred within the modern boundaries of Canada and Mexico are included as well.
Southwest Oklahoma is a geographical name for the southwest portion of the state of Oklahoma, typically considered to be south of the Canadian River, extending eastward from the Texas border to a line roughly from Weatherford, to Anadarko, to Duncan. Geologically, the region is defined by a failed continental rift known as the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen. The austere nature of the prairie landscape with intermittent island ranges has made it a favorable place for artists and photographers alike. For tourism purposes, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department has designated Southwestern Oklahoma as Great Plains Country, and defined it to consist of 14 counties including Roger Mills, Custer, Beckham, Washita, Caddo, Kiowa, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Comanche, Tillman, Cotton, Stephens, and Jefferson counties.
Myra Yvonne Chouteau was one of the "Five Moons" or Native prima ballerinas of Oklahoma. She was the only child of Col. Corbett Edward and Lucy Arnett Chouteau. She was born March 7, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1943, she became the youngest dancer ever accepted to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she worked for fourteen years. In 1962, she and her husband, Miguel Terekhov, founded the first fully accredited university dance program in the United States, the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma. A member of the Shawnee Tribe, she is also of ethnic French ancestry, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Maj. Jean Pierre Chouteau. From the Chouteau family of St. Louis, he established Oklahoma's oldest European-American settlement, at the present site of Salina, in 1796. She grew up in Vinita, Oklahoma.
The Twenty-ninth Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The state legislature met in regular session at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City from January 8 to June 14, 1963, during the first term of Governor Henry Bellmon. This was the last state legislature with members representing counties under the old system of districting; a new system was created by a court order that forced Oklahoma to equalize representation.
The Eighth Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The state legislature met in Oklahoma City, in regular session from January 4 to April 2, 1921, and in special session from April 25 to May 21, 1921, during the third year of the term of Governor James B.A. Robertson. It was the first time, Republicans took control of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In 1920, Bessie McColgin, a Republican, became the first woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Lamar Looney, Oklahoma's first female state senator and a Democrat, was also elected in 1920.
The Ninth Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The state legislature met in Oklahoma City, in regular session from January 2 to March 31, 1923, during the short term of Governor Jack C. Walton, and in two special sessions after his impeachment.