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Oklahoma Counties

There are seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma originally had seven counties 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

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Oklahoma Counties: History and Information

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When Oklahoma Territory was established in 1890 seven counties were outlined and were designated first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Thereafter as other counties were added, when additional lands were thrown upon to settlement, they were designated by the letters of the alphabet. Later on, by vote of the people, county names were adopted.

The first seven counties, designated by numbers, later took the following names: Logan, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Canadian, Kingfisher, Payne and Beaver.

When the Kiowa-Comanche and Wichita-Caddo Reservations were opened to settlement in 1901, the Secretary of the Interior caused the boundaries of the three counties to be defined and their names assigned by executive proclamation.

The Constitutional Convention named all of the counties which were formed from that part of the state of Oklahoma which was included in the Indian Territory together with several new counties which were formed from portions of Oklahoma Territory. Two new counties have been formed and named since the state was admitted to the Union.

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County 2000
Population
Square
Miles
County Seat Created
Adair County 21,038 576 Stilwell 1907
Alfalfa County 6,105 867 Cherokee 1907
Atoka County 13,879 978 Atoka 1907
Beaver County 5,857 1,814 Beaver 1890
Beckham County 19,799 902 Sayre 1907
Blaine County 11,976 929 Watonga 1895
Bryan County 36,534 909 Durant 1907
Caddo County 30,150 1,278 Anadarko 1891
Canadian County 87,697 900 El Reno 1890
Carter County 45,621 824 Ardmore 1907
Cherokee County 42,521 751 Tahlequah 1907
Choctaw County 15,342 774 Hugo 1907
Cimarron County 3,148 1,835 Boise City 1907
Cleveland County 208,016 536 Norman 1890
Coal County 6,031 518 Coalgate 1907
Comanche County 114,996 1,069 Lawton 1907
Cotton County 6,614 637 Walters 1912
Craig County 14,950 761 Vinita 1907
Creek County 67,367 956 Sapulpa 1907
Custer County 26,142 987 Arapaho 1891
Delaware County 37,077 741 Jay 1907
Dewey County 4,743 1,000 Taloga 1892
Ellis County 4,075 1,229 Arnett 1907
Garfield County 57,813 1,058 Enid 1895
Garvin County 27,210 809 Pauls Valley 1907
Grady County 45,516 1,101 Chickasha 1907
Grant County 5,144 1,001 Medford 1895
Greer County 6,061 639 Mangum 1890
Harmon County 3,283 538 Hollis 1909
Harper County 3,562 1,039 Buffalo 1905
Haskell County 11,792 577 Stigler 1907
Hughes County 14,154 807 Holdenville 1907
Jackson County 28,439 803 Altus 1907
Jefferson County 6,818 759 Waurika 1907
Johnston County 10,513 645 Tishomingo 1907
Kay County 48,080 919 Newkirk 1895
Kingfisher County 13,926 903 Kingfisher 1890
Kiowa County 10,227 1,015 Hobart 1891
Latimer County 10,692 722 Wilburton 1907
Le Flore County 48,109 1,586 Poteau 1907
Lincoln County 32,080 959 Chandler 1891
Logan County 33,924 745 Guthrie 1891
Love County 8,831 515 Marietta 1907
Major County 7,545 957 Fairview 1909
Marshall County 13,184 371 Madill 1907
Mayes County 38,369 656 Pryor 1907
McClain County 27,740 570 Purcell 1907
McCurtain County 34,402 1,852 Idabel 1907
McIntosh County 19,456 620 Eufaula 1907
Murray County 12,623 418 Sulphur 1907
Muskogee County 69,451 814 Muskogee 1907
Noble County 11,411 732 Perry 1897
Nowata County 10,569 565 Nowata 1907
Okfuskee County 11,814 625 Okemah 1907
Oklahoma County 660,448 709 Oklahoma City 1891
Okmulgee County 39,685 697 Okmulgee 1907
Osage County 44,437 2,251 Pawhuska 1907
Ottawa County 33,194 471 Miami 1907
Pawnee County 16,612 570 Pawnee 1897
Payne County 68,190 686 Stillwater 1890
Pittsburg County 43,953 1,306 McAlester 1907
Pontotoc County 35,143 720 Ada 1907
Pottawatomie County 65,521 788 Shawnee 1891
Pushmataha County 11,667 1,397 Antlers 1907
Roger Mills County 3,436 1,142 Cheyenne 1895
Rogers County 70,641 675 Claremore 1907
Seminole County 24,894 632 Wewoka 1907
Sequoyah County 38,972 674 Sallisaw 1907
Stephens County 43,182 877 Duncan 1907
Texas County 20,107 2,037 Guymon 1907
Tillman County 9,287 872 Frederick 1907
Tulsa County 563,299 570 Tulsa 1907
Wagoner County 57,491 563 Wagoner 1907
Washington County 48,996 417 Bartlesville 1907
Washita County 11,508 1,004 Cordell 1897
Woods County 9,089 1,287 Alva 1893
Woodward County 18,486 1,242 Woodward 1907
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