Major County Courthouse

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Major County Courthouse
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Location Courthouse Sq., Fairview, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°16′8″N98°28′26″W / 36.26889°N 98.47389°W / 36.26889; -98.47389 Coordinates: 36°16′8″N98°28′26″W / 36.26889°N 98.47389°W / 36.26889; -98.47389
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1928
Architect Tonini & Bramblet
MPS County Courthouses of Oklahoma TR
NRHP reference # 84003153 [1]
Added to NRHP August 23, 1984

Major County Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Fairview, Oklahoma. It was built in 1928 and designed by Tonini and Bramblet, who also designed several other courthouses in Oklahoma. The four-story stone building features Tuscan columns and pilasters spanning the second and third floors. The columns are topped by a frieze reading "MAJOR COUNTY COURT HOUSE", and the building is topped by a projecting cornice and a parapet. The building's front entrance is in a Roman arch; the double doors have glass panels and a fanlight. [2]

Courthouse building which is home to a court

A courthouse is a building that is home to a local court of law and often the regional county government as well, although this is not the case in some larger cities. The term is common in North America. In most other English-speaking countries, buildings which house courts of law are simply called "courts" or "court buildings". In most of Continental Europe and former non-English-speaking European colonies, the equivalent term is a palace of justice.

Fairview, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Fairview is a city in Major County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,579 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Major County.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 23, 1984. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

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