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 listEdit

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)
 
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)
 
Atoka County 005 Atoka 1907 Choctaw lands Captain Atoka, a noted Choctaw[5] 13,879 978 sq mi
(2,533 km2)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Caddo County 015 Anadarko 1901 . From Indian word "Kaddi" meaning life or chief[10] 30,150 1,278 sq mi
(3,310 km2)
 
Canadian County 017 El Reno 1901 Part of Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation[11] . 87,697 900 sq mi
(2,331 km2)
 
Carter County 019 Ardmore 1907 Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation A prominent early-day family[12] 45,621 824 sq mi
(2,134 km2)
 
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)
 
Choctaw County 023 Hugo 1907 . Choctaw Nation of Indians[14] 15,342 774 sq mi
(2,005 km2)
 
Cimarron County 025 Boise City 1907 . Cimarron River[15] 3,148 1,835 sq mi
(4,753 km2)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Craig County 035 Vinita 1907 Cherokee Nation Granville Craig, a prominent Cherokee[20] 14,950 761 sq mi
(1,971 km2)
 
Creek County 037 Sapulpa 1907 . Creek tribe[21] 67,367 956 sq mi
(2,476 km2)
 
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)
 
Delaware County 041 Jay 1907 . Delaware District of old Cherokee Nation[23] 37,077 741 sq mi
(1,919 km2)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Garvin County 049 Pauls Valley 1907 Chickasaw Nation Samuel Garvin, a prominent Chickasaw Indian[27] 27,210 809 sq mi
(2,095 km2)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Greer County 055 Mangum 1896 Greer County, Texas John Alexander Greer, Lieutenant Governor of Texas[30] 6,061 639 sq mi
(1,655 km2)
 
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)
 
Harper County 059 Buffalo 1893 . Oscar G. Harper, clerk of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[32] 3,562 1,039 sq mi
(2,691 km2)
 
Haskell County 061 Stigler 1907 . Charles N. Haskell (1860-1933), first Governor of Oklahoma[33] 11,792 577 sq mi
(1,494 km2)
 
Hughes County 063 Holdenville 1907 . William C. Hughes, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[34][23] 14,154 807 sq mi
(2,090 km2)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Johnston County 069 Tishomingo 1907 . Douglas H. Johnston, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation[37] 10,513 645 sq mi
(1,671 km2)
 
Kay County 071 Newkirk 1895 Cherokee Strip Originally designated as county "K"[38] 48,080 919 sq mi
(2,380 km2)
 
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)
 
Kiowa County 075 Hobart 1901 Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservations Kiowa Indian tribe[40] 10,227 1,015 sq mi
(2,629 km2)
 
Latimer County 077 Wilburton 1907 . James S. Latimer, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention[41] 10,692 722 sq mi
(1,870 km2)
 
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)
 
Lincoln County 081 Chandler 1891 . . 32,080 959 sq mi
(2,484 km2)
 
Logan County 083 Guthrie 1891 . . 33,924 745 sq mi
(1,930 km2)
 
Love County 085 Marietta 1907 . . 8,831 515 sq mi
(1,334 km2)
 
Major County 093 Fairview 1909 . . 7,545 957 sq mi
(2,479 km2)
 
Marshall County 095 Madill 1907 . . 13,184 371 sq mi
(961 km2)
 
Mayes County 097 Pryor 1907 . . 38,369 656 sq mi
(1,699 km2)
 
McClain County 087 Purcell 1907 . . 27,740 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
 
McCurtain County 089 Idabel 1907 . . 34,402 1,852 sq mi
(4,797 km2)
 
McIntosh County 091 Eufaula 1907 . . 19,456 620 sq mi
(1,606 km2)
 
Murray County 099 Sulphur 1907 . . 12,623 418 sq mi
(1,083 km2)
 
Muskogee County 101 Muskogee 1907 . . 69,451 814 sq mi
(2,108 km2)
 
Noble County 103 Perry 1897 . . 11,411 732 sq mi
(1,896 km2)
 
Nowata County 105 Nowata 1907 . . 10,569 565 sq mi
(1,463 km2)
 
Okfuskee County 107 Okemah 1907 . . 11,814 625 sq mi
(1,619 km2)
 
Oklahoma County 109 Oklahoma City 1891 . . 660,448 709 sq mi
(1,836 km2)
 
Okmulgee County 111 Okmulgee 1907 . . 39,685 697 sq mi
(1,805 km2)
 
Osage County 113 Pawhuska 1907 . . 44,437 2,251 sq mi
(5,830 km2)
 
Ottawa County 115 Miami 1907 . . 33,194 471 sq mi
(1,220 km2)
 
Pawnee County 117 Pawnee 1897 . . 16,612 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
 
Payne County 119 Stillwater 1890 . . 68,190 686 sq mi
(1,777 km2)
 
Pittsburg County 121 McAlester 1907 . . 43,953 1,306 sq mi
(3,383 km2)
 
Pontotoc County 123 Ada 1907 . . 35,143 720 sq mi
(1,865 km2)
 
Pottawatomie County 125 Shawnee 1891 . . 65,521 788 sq mi
(2,041 km2)
 
Pushmataha County 127 Antlers 1907 . . 11,167 1,397 sq mi
(3,618 km2)
 
Roger Mills County 129 Cheyenne 1895 . . 3,436 1,142 sq mi
(2,958 km2)
 
Rogers County 131 Claremore 1907 . . 70,641 675 sq mi
(1,748 km2)
 
Seminole County 133 Wewoka 1907 . . 24,864 632 sq mi
(1,637 km2)
 
Sequoyah County 135 Sallisaw 1907 . . 38,972 674 sq mi
(1,746 km2)
 
Stephens County 137 Duncan 1907 . . 42,182 877 sq mi
(2,271 km2)
 
Texas County 139 Guymon 1907 . . 20,107 2,037 sq mi
(5,276 km2)
 
Tillman County 141 Frederick 1907 . . 9,287 872 sq mi
(2,258 km2)
 
Tulsa County 143 Tulsa 1907 . Tulsey Town, an old Creek settlement in Alabama[43] 563,299 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
 
Wagoner County 145 Wagoner 1907 . . 57,491 563 sq mi
(1,458 km2)
 
Washington County 147 Bartlesville 1907 . . 48,996 417 sq mi
(1,080 km2)
 
Washita County 149 Cordell 1897 . . 11,508 1,004 sq mi
(2,600 km2)
 
Woods County 151 Alva 1893 . . 9,089 1,287 sq mi
(3,333 km2)
 
Woodward County 153 Woodward 1907 . . 18,486 1,242 sq mi
(3,217 km2)
 

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