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Oklahoma CountiesThere are seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked 20th size and 17th in the
number of counties, between Mississippi with 82 counties and Arkansas with 75 counties.
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
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Canadian County, Oklahoma
Canadian County Education, Geography, and History
County Seat: El Reno
Year Organized: 1890
Square Miles: 900
201 N Choctaw Avenue
El Reno, OK 73036-2673
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Namedfor the river which in turn is supposed to have been named by the earliest explorers of its lower
valley who were traders and trappers from Canada.
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Situated in west-central Oklahoma, Canadian County is bounded by Kingfisher County on the north, Oklahoma and
Cleveland counties on the east, Grady County on the south, Caddo County to the southwest, and Blaine County to the
northwest. Canadian County lies mostly within the Red Bed Plains, a subregion of the Osage Plains physiographic region.
The county's northwestern corner is situated in the Gypsum Hills. Drained by the North Canadian and the Canadian rivers,
which cross the county from northwest to southeast, the county consists of 905.17 square miles of land and water. At the
turn of the twenty-first century incorporated towns included Calumet, Mustang, Okarche, Piedmont, Union City, Yukon, and
El Reno, the county seat....CANADIAN
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