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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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Tillman County, Oklahoma

Tillman County Education, Geography, and History

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Tillman County is a county located in the southwestern part of Oklahoma. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,992. The county seat is Frederick.

The county was founded at the time of Oklahoma statehood in 1907, and was named for Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina. It had previously been part of Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory. In 1910 and 1924 portions of Kiowa County were added to the north side of the county

Etymology - Origin of Tillman County Name

Named for Ben Tillman, U. S. Senator from South Carolina.

Demographics:

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Tillman County History

The county was founded at the time of Oklahoma statehood in 1907, and was named for Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina. It had previously been part of Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory. In 1910 and 1924 portions of Kiowa County were added to the north side of the county

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Located in southwestern Oklahoma, Tillman County was organized at 1907 statehood from a portion of Comanche County. Frederick is the county seat. Tillman County's boundaries changed in 1911 and 1924 when portions of Kiowa County were added. Named for US Sen. Benjamin R. Tillman of South Carolina, Tillman County is bounded by Kiowa County on the north, Comanche and Cotton counties on the east, Jackson County on the west, and the Red River (Texas) on the south. Lying within the Red Bed Plains physiographic region (a subregion of the Osage Plains), Tillman County has 879.21 squares miles of land and water. It is drained by the North Fork of the Red River, Otter Creek, and Deep Red Creek....TILLMAN COUNTY

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 879 square miles (2,280 km2), of which 871 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 8.1 square miles (21 km2) (0.9%) is water. It is located along the Texas border.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Kiowa County (north)
  • Comanche County (northeast)
  • Cotton County (east)
  • Wichita County, Texas (south)
  • Wilbarger County, Texas (southwest)
  • Jackson County (northwest)

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