Hughes County, Oklahoma

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Hughes County
1909 map of Hughes County
1909 map of Hughes County
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Hughes County
Location within the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°02′N 96°16′W / 35.04°N 96.26°W / 35.04; -96.26
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Named forW. C. Hughes
Largest cityHoldenville
 • Total815 sq mi (2,110 km2)
 • Land805 sq mi (2,080 km2)
 • Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  1.3%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Hughes County is a county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2010, 14,003 people lived there. Its county seat is Holdenville.

Politics[change | change source]

Currently, Hughes County is stolidly Republican. It was not always so.

In 1976, with 70% of the vote, it was Jimmy Carter´s 5th strongest county in Oklahoma.

Even in 1984, when Republican Ronald Reagan won Oklahoma by 38% of the vote, Hughes County voted for the Democratic candidate, making it one of just three counties statewide to support the Democrats, as well as the strongest Democratic county in Oklahoma.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 815 square miles.