Beaver County, Oklahoma

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Beaver County, Oklahoma
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Rural Beaver County
Location within Oklahoma
Location within Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location within the U.S.
Founded1890
SeatBeaver
Largest townBeaver
Area
 • Total1,818 sq mi (4,709 km2)
 • Land1,815 sq mi (4,701 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2013)5,566
 • Density3.1/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitebeaver.okcounties.org

Beaver County is a county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, 5,857 people lived there. Its county seat is Beaver.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 1,818 square miles. Beaver County is located in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

History[change | change source]

Historical affiliations

New Spain Before 1821
First Mexican Empire 1821–1823
Provisional Government of Mexico 1823–1824
First Mexican Republic 1824–1835
Mexican Republic 1835–1836
Republic of Texas 1836–1846
 United States (Part of Texas) 1846–1850
 United States (Unassigned) 1850–1886
 United States (Cimarron Territory) 1886–1890
 United States (Oklahoma Territory) 1890–1907
 United States (Oklahoma) Since 1907

The area now known as Beaver County was part of Mexico from 1821 until 1836. Before that, it was part of New Spain. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the new state of Texas gave up the Oklahoma Panhandle. Between 1850 and 1890, the area did not belong to any state or territory.[1] In 1886, a group of settlers in the area formed their own government, and named the Oklahoma Panhandle the Cimarron Territory. Many of these settlers were from Beaver City. The territory was never recognized by the United States government.[2] The area was assigned to the new Oklahoma Territory in May 1890. The State of Oklahoma was formed in 1907.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Oklahoma Panhandle: Badmen in No Man's Land". Wild West magazine. 2006-06-12. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  2. "Beaver County – No Man's Land". Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1904. U.S. Department of the Interior. 1904. pp. 463–465. Retrieved November 30, 2012.