Hughes County, Oklahoma
1909 map of Hughes County
Location within the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location within the U.S.
|Named for||W. C. Hughes|
|• Total||815 sq mi (2,110 km2)|
|• Land||805 sq mi (2,080 km2)|
|• Water||10 sq mi (30 km2) 1.3%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||17/sq mi (7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Politics[change | change source]
Currently, Hughes County is stolidly Republican. It was not always so.
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.