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 then
Osage County, Oklahoma
Osage County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
the tribal name "Wazhazhe," as spelled by the French settlers of the Mississippi Valley.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Oklahoma's largest county by area, Osage County is located in the north-central part of the state and contains a
total land and water area of 2,303.8 square miles. Created at 1907 statehood the county was named for and is home to the
Osage tribe and is contiguous with the Osage Nation Reservation. It is surrounded by Washington County on the east,
Tulsa County on the east and south, Pawnee County on the south, Noble and Kay counties on the west, and the state of
Kansas on the north. Pawhuska is the county seat, and Avant, Barnsdall, Burbank, Fairfax, Foraker, Grainola, Hominy,
Osage, Prue, Shidler, Webb City, and Wynona are other incorporated towns. U.S. Highway 60 runs east-west through the
county, and state highways include 10, 11, 18, 20, 35, 97, 99, and 123.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"