Greer County, Oklahoma

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Greer County
Greer County Courthouse in Mangum
Greer County Courthouse in Mangum
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Greer County
Location within the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°56′N 99°34′W / 34.93°N 99.56°W / 34.93; -99.56
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Named forJohn A. Greer
Largest cityMangum
 • Total644 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land639 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Water4.3 sq mi (11 km2)  0.7%
 • Total5,491
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Greer County is a county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2020, 5,491 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Mangum. The county is named after John A. Greer, a former governor of Texas.

History[change | change source]

The county was founded in 1896, when Oklahoma was still the Indian Territory. From 1896 to 1903, the county prohibited African Americans from living in it. In 1907, land was take away from the county to form the counties of Jackson County and Beckham County. In 1909, land was once again taken away to from Harmon County. The population peak was in 1930.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 644 square miles. It has 1 city, 2 towns, and 2 unincorporated communities.

Places[change | change source]

City[change | change source]

  • Mangum (county seat)

Towns[change | change source]

  • Granite
  • Willow

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Brinkman
  • Reed

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Greer County, Oklahoma". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 19, 2024.