List of counties in Oklahoma

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This is a list of the seventy-seven counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked 20th size and 17th in the number of counties.

Alphabetical list[change | change source]

County
FIPS code[1] County seat[2] Established[2] Origin Naming history Population[2] Area[2] Map
Adair County 001 Stilwell 1907 . The Adair family of the Cherokee tribe[3] 21,038 576 sq mi
(1,492 km2)
State map highlighting Adair County
Alfalfa County 003 Cherokee 1907 Woods County William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray (1869-1956), ninth Governor of Oklahoma[4] 6,105 867 sq mi
(2,246 km2)
State map highlighting Alfalfa County
Atoka County 005 Atoka 1907 Choctaw lands Captain Atoka, a noted Choctaw[5] 13,879 978 sq mi
(2,533 km2)
State map highlighting Atoka County
Beaver County 007 Beaver 1890 Initially encompasses entire panhandle from 1890 to 1907 (as Seventh County); current geography since 1907 The Beaver River[6] 5,857 1,814 sq mi
(4,698 km2)
State map highlighting Beaver County
Beckham County 009 Sayre 1907 Greer County and Roger Mills County[7] J. C. W. Beckham (1869-1940), Governor of Kentucky[7] 19,799 902 sq mi
(2,336 km2)
State map highlighting Beckham County
Blaine County 011 Watonga 1890 . James G. Blaine (1830-1893), former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State[8] 11,976 929 sq mi
(2,406 km2)
State map highlighting Blaine County
Bryan County 013 Durant 1907 Choctaw lands William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), former Secretary of State, famous orator and three-time U.S. Presidential candidate[9] 36,534 909 sq mi
(2,354 km2)
State map highlighting Bryan County
Caddo County 015 Anadarko 1901 . From Indian word "Kaddi" meaning life or chief[10] 30,150 1,278 sq mi
(3,310 km2)
State map highlighting Caddo County
Canadian County 017 El Reno 1901 Part of Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation[11] . 87,697 900 sq mi
(2,331 km2)
State map highlighting Canadian County
Carter County 019 Ardmore 1907 Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation A prominent early-day family[12] 45,621 824 sq mi
(2,134 km2)
State map highlighting Carter County
Cherokee County 021 Tahlequah 1907 Originally settled by Cherokee Indians following the Trail of Tears Cherokee Nation[13] 42,521 751 sq mi
(1,945 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Choctaw County 023 Hugo 1907 . Choctaw Nation of Indians[14] 15,342 774 sq mi
(2,005 km2)
State map highlighting Choctaw County
Cimarron County 025 Boise City 1907 . Cimarron River[15] 3,148 1,835 sq mi
(4,753 km2)
State map highlighting Cimarron County
Cleveland County 027 Norman 1890 . Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), two-time President of the United States[16] 208,016 536 sq mi
(1,388 km2)
State map highlighting Cleveland County
Coal County 029 Coalgate 1907 Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation Coal, the primary economic product of the region at the time[17] 6,031 518 sq mi
(1,342 km2)
State map highlighting Coal County
Comanche County 031 Lawton 1907 Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache reservation Spanish "Camino Ancho", meaning broad trail[18] 114,996 1,069 sq mi
(2,769 km2)
State map highlighting Comanche County
Cotton County 033 Walters 1912 Lands of Quapaws, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Comanche Reservation, and Big Pasture The principal economic base of the county, cotton[19] 6,614 637 sq mi
(1,650 km2)
State map highlighting Cotton County
Craig County 035 Vinita 1907 Cherokee Nation Granville Craig, a prominent Cherokee[20] 14,950 761 sq mi
(1,971 km2)
State map highlighting Craig County
Creek County 037 Sapulpa 1907 . Creek tribe[21] 67,367 956 sq mi
(2,476 km2)
State map highlighting Creek County
Custer County 039 Arapaho 1891 Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), a United States Army cavalry commander[22] 26,142 987 sq mi
(2,556 km2)
State map highlighting Custer County
Delaware County 041 Jay 1907 . Delaware District of old Cherokee Nation[23] 37,077 741 sq mi
(1,919 km2)
State map highlighting Delaware County
Dewey County 043 Taloga 1892 Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation Either for Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917)[24] or derived from original name, County "D", during land run of 1892 and later changed[23] 4,743 1,000 sq mi
(2,590 km2)
State map highlighting Dewey County
Ellis County 045 Arnett 1907 Roger Mills and Woodward counties Albert H. Ellis, vice president of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[25] (name could also be Abraham H. Ellis[23]) 4,075 1,229 sq mi
(3,183 km2)
State map highlighting Ellis County
Garfield County 047 Enid 1893 Cherokee Outlet James Garfield (1831-1881), President of the Unites States[26] 57,813 1,058 sq mi
(2,740 km2)
State map highlighting Garfield County
Garvin County 049 Pauls Valley 1907 Chickasaw Nation Samuel Garvin, a prominent Chickasaw Indian[27] 27,210 809 sq mi
(2,095 km2)
State map highlighting Garvin County
Grady County 051 Chickasha 1907 . Henry W. Grady (1851-1889), editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper[28] 45,516 1,101 sq mi
(2,852 km2)
State map highlighting Grady County
Grant County 053 Medford 1892 Originally "L" county Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), President of the United States[29] 5,144 1,001 sq mi
(2,593 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greer County 055 Mangum 1896 Greer County, Texas John Alexander Greer, Lieutenant Governor of Texas[30] 6,061 639 sq mi
(1,655 km2)
State map highlighting Greer County
Harmon County 057 Hollis 1909 Greer County Judson Harmon (1846-1927), U.S. Attorney General and Governors of Ohio[31] 3,283 538 sq mi
(1,393 km2)
State map highlighting Harmon County
Harper County 059 Buffalo 1893 . Oscar G. Harper, clerk of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[32] 3,562 1,039 sq mi
(2,691 km2)
State map highlighting Harper County
Haskell County 061 Stigler 1907 . Charles N. Haskell (1860-1933), first Governor of Oklahoma[33] 11,792 577 sq mi
(1,494 km2)
State map highlighting Haskell County
Hughes County 063 Holdenville 1907 . William C. Hughes, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[34][23] 14,154 807 sq mi
(2,090 km2)
State map highlighting Hughes County
Jackson County 065 Altus 1907 Greer County Either Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863), Confederate general during the American Civil War[35] or Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States[23] 28,439 803 sq mi
(2,080 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 067 Waurika 1907 Comanche County and part of Chickasaw Nation Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third President of the United States[36] 6,818 759 sq mi
(1,966 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Johnston County 069 Tishomingo 1907 . Douglas H. Johnston, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation[37] 10,513 645 sq mi
(1,671 km2)
State map highlighting Johnston County
Kay County 071 Newkirk 1895 Cherokee Strip Originally designated as county "K"[38] 48,080 919 sq mi
(2,380 km2)
State map highlighting Kay County
Kingfisher County 073 Kingfisher 1907 Unassigned Lands Either for a bird[23] or King David Fisher, an early settler in the area[39] 13,926 903 sq mi
(2,339 km2)
State map highlighting Kingfisher County
Kiowa County 075 Hobart 1901 Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservations Kiowa Indian tribe[40] 10,227 1,015 sq mi
(2,629 km2)
State map highlighting Kiowa County
Latimer County 077 Wilburton 1907 . James S. Latimer, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[41] 10,692 722 sq mi
(1,870 km2)
State map highlighting Latimer County
Le Flore County 079 Poteau 1907 Choctaw Nation[42] A Choctaw Indian family of French descent[23] 48,109 1,586 sq mi
(4,108 km2)
State map highlighting Le Flore County
Lincoln County 081 Chandler 1891 . . 32,080 959 sq mi
(2,484 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Logan County 083 Guthrie 1891 . . 33,924 745 sq mi
(1,930 km2)
State map highlighting Logan County
Love County 085 Marietta 1907 . . 8,831 515 sq mi
(1,334 km2)
State map highlighting Love County
Major County 093 Fairview 1909 . . 7,545 957 sq mi
(2,479 km2)
State map highlighting Major County
Marshall County 095 Madill 1907 . . 13,184 371 sq mi
(961 km2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Mayes County 097 Pryor 1907 . . 38,369 656 sq mi
(1,699 km2)
State map highlighting Mayes County
McClain County 087 Purcell 1907 . . 27,740 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
State map highlighting McClain County
McCurtain County 089 Idabel 1907 . . 34,402 1,852 sq mi
(4,797 km2)
State map highlighting McCurtain County
McIntosh County 091 Eufaula 1907 . . 19,456 620 sq mi
(1,606 km2)
State map highlighting McIntosh County
Murray County 099 Sulphur 1907 . . 12,623 418 sq mi
(1,083 km2)
State map highlighting Murray County
Muskogee County 101 Muskogee 1907 . . 69,451 814 sq mi
(2,108 km2)
State map highlighting Muskogee County
Noble County 103 Perry 1897 . . 11,411 732 sq mi
(1,896 km2)
State map highlighting Noble County
Nowata County 105 Nowata 1907 . . 10,569 565 sq mi
(1,463 km2)
State map highlighting Nowata County
Okfuskee County 107 Okemah 1907 . . 11,814 625 sq mi
(1,619 km2)
State map highlighting Okfuskee County
Oklahoma County 109 Oklahoma City 1891 . . 660,448 709 sq mi
(1,836 km2)
State map highlighting Oklahoma County
Okmulgee County 111 Okmulgee 1907 . . 39,685 697 sq mi
(1,805 km2)
State map highlighting Okmulgee County
Osage County 113 Pawhuska 1907 . . 44,437 2,251 sq mi
(5,830 km2)
State map highlighting Osage County
Ottawa County 115 Miami 1907 . . 33,194 471 sq mi
(1,220 km2)
State map highlighting Ottawa County
Pawnee County 117 Pawnee 1897 . . 16,612 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
State map highlighting Pawnee County
Payne County 119 Stillwater 1890 . . 68,190 686 sq mi
(1,777 km2)
State map highlighting Payne County
Pittsburg County 121 McAlester 1907 . . 43,953 1,306 sq mi
(3,383 km2)
State map highlighting Pittsburg County
Pontotoc County 123 Ada 1907 . . 35,143 720 sq mi
(1,865 km2)
State map highlighting Pontotoc County
Pottawatomie County 125 Shawnee 1891 . . 65,521 788 sq mi
(2,041 km2)
State map highlighting Pottawatomie County
Pushmataha County 127 Antlers 1907 . . 11,167 1,397 sq mi
(3,618 km2)
State map highlighting Pushmataha County
Roger Mills County 129 Cheyenne 1895 . . 3,436 1,142 sq mi
(2,958 km2)
State map highlighting Roger Mills County
Rogers County 131 Claremore 1907 . . 70,641 675 sq mi
(1,748 km2)
State map highlighting Rogers County
Seminole County 133 Wewoka 1907 . . 24,864 632 sq mi
(1,637 km2)
State map highlighting Seminole County
Sequoyah County 135 Sallisaw 1907 . . 38,972 674 sq mi
(1,746 km2)
State map highlighting Sequoyah County
Stephens County 137 Duncan 1907 . . 42,182 877 sq mi
(2,271 km2)
State map highlighting Stephens County
Texas County 139 Guymon 1907 . . 20,107 2,037 sq mi
(5,276 km2)
State map highlighting Texas County
Tillman County 141 Frederick 1907 . . 9,287 872 sq mi
(2,258 km2)
State map highlighting Tillman County
Tulsa County 143 Tulsa 1907 . Tulsey Town, an old Creek settlement in Alabama[43] 563,299 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
State map highlighting Tulsa County
Wagoner County 145 Wagoner 1907 . . 57,491 563 sq mi
(1,458 km2)
State map highlighting Wagoner County
Washington County 147 Bartlesville 1907 . . 48,996 417 sq mi
(1,080 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Washita County 149 Cordell 1897 . . 11,508 1,004 sq mi
(2,600 km2)
State map highlighting Washita County
Woods County 151 Alva 1893 . . 9,089 1,287 sq mi
(3,333 km2)
State map highlighting Woods County
Woodward County 153 Woodward 1907 . . 18,486 1,242 sq mi
(3,217 km2)
State map highlighting Woodward County

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
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  5. "Atoka". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  6. "Beaver". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Beckham". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
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  9. "Bryan". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  10. "Caddo". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  11. "Canadian". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  12. "Carter". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  13. "Cherokee". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
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  15. "Cimarron". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  16. "Cleveland". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  17. "Coal". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
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  28. "Grady". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  29. "Grant". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  30. "Greer". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  31. "Harmon". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  32. "Harper". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  33. "Haskell". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  34. "Hughes". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  35. "Jackson". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  36. "Jefferson". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  37. "Johnston". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
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  40. "Kiowa". Oklahoma Encyclopedia Online (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
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