Oklahoma County

County Seat: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Oklahoma County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as a state it is located in.

Oklahoma County was originally called County Two and was one of seven counties established by the Organic Act of 1890.

County business initially took place in a building at the intersection of California Avenue and Robinson Street until the construction of the first Oklahoma County Courthouse at 520 West Main Street in the 1900s. In 1937, the county government was moved to a building at 321 Park Avenue, which now serves only as the county courthouse.

 

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American Indian Cultural Center & Museum
The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum is currently under construction. Visit www.aiccm.org for more information.
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Arcadia Round Barn
Route 66 Roadside Attraction. Built in April 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992 by Luke Robinson, community workers and local business.
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By King Charles II Charter
By King Charles II Charter 1663 Carolina Included Oklahoma Oklahoma was a part of Carolina. A strip of land from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by English Grand this event commemorated by the Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1963 Oklahoma Historical Society , 1965 A ...
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CCC - Will Rogers Park
Civilian Conservation Corps Companies 872, 875,and 895 built this vast city park during the Great Depression from 1933 to 1942. The young men planted trees and built roads and nurseries. The park is widely known for its flower gardens.
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Centennial Land Run Monument
This monument commemorating the Oklahoma land run of 1998 was almost 25 years in the making. The tireless efforts of several visionary Oklahomans, generous contributions form a trio of initial donors, and extensive funding support from the city of Oklahoma City, the federal government, and the ...
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Central State College
Central State College Two Blocks N.E. Established by First Legislative Assembly on Dec. 24, 1890, as first Normal School in Oklahoma, Terr. Opened Nov 9, 1891, Richard Thatcher 1st President, "The Edmond Sun", 1st issue July 18, 1889, leading paper for Territory, town and school.
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Civil War 10 Pounder
Civil War 10 Pounder Three Inch Civil War Cannon used by N. J. Volunteer Artillery. Donated to Union Veterans Home, Oklahoma City By Maj. Gordon W. Lillie
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Council Grove School
Council Grove During the Land Run of 1889 there was a section area of land held back from the homesteading bordered by what is now Melrose Lane on the south, the Canadian River on the west, north to 1/4 of a mile north of NW 36th, and east to Ann Arbor St. This land was posted by a double furr ...
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Delmar Garden
This marker is located in the heart of the area where the largest and most lavish amusement park in the history of Oklahoma once stood. Delmar Garden extended westward from Reno and Western and covered 140 acres. It opened in 1903 and operated through the summer of 1910. It was developed by Joh ...
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Devon Energy Oil and Gas Park
The story of oil and gas exploration and discovery is a tale of risk, innovation, fortunes won and lost, spectacular successes and dramatic challenges. The Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park at the Oklahoma History Center interprets some of the technology that is part of the fascinating history ...
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First Cultivated Tree
First Cultivated Tree From Chouteu's Post at Salina Transplanted From site of State's first permanent white settlement, this tree is a descendant of first trees ever set out by white man in Oklahoma. Seedling ----- in 19th century & grew to maturity------- ----- frontier mansion of A. ...
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First Tornado Forecast
March 25, 1948 This memorial is dedicated to the first operational tornado forecast issued on March 25, 1948 by Major Ernest J. Fawbush and Captain Robert C. Miller at Tinker air force base, Oklahoma. Issued several hours before a tornado struck Tinker air force base, this first forecast ...
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Harn Homestead / 1889ers Museum
Harn Homestead The Harn Homestead, claimed during the Great Land Run Of April 22, 1889 in the Oklahoma Territory. President Benjamin Harrison appointed Mr. William Fremont Harn to be a special land commissioner in the Oklahoma Territory to settle the many disputes over land claims. Mr. Har ...
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Heartland Memorial Tree Grove
Heartland Memorial Tree Grove At 9:02 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 1995 the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed in and explosion which killed 168 people, including 19 children. This Memorial is dedicated to seven members of our agriculture family, U.S. Depart ...
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Kickingbird
Publisher and founder of the Edmond Sun, Milton W. "Kicking Bird" Reynolds was a nationally known newspaperman who promoted opening the Unassigned Lands in the 1880s. He made the Land Run of 1889 by train and is credited as being the first to call Oklahoma "Land of the Fair God." He was a membe ...
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Liberty Bell Replica
Liberty Bell Replica Cast in Ammecy, France On Tour of Oklahoma Beginning Many 15, 1950 For U.S. Indepencence Bond Drive
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Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
A memorial and museum dedicated to educating visitors about the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma Historical Society Building
Oklahoma Historical Society Building (added 1990 - Building - #90000124) Also known as Wiley Post Historical Building 2100 Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering Architect, builder, or engineer: Holmboe Construction Co., Layton,Hicks & Forsy ...
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Oklahoma History Center Museum
An architectural masterpiece, a decade in the making, the Oklahoma History Center is an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more.Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sun ...
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Oklahoma Railway Museum
At the Oklahoma Railway Museum you can ride on a real passenger train, visit a red caboose or an authentic dining car, or even a Pullman car that once ferried earlier generations across the country. Open Saturdays: 10am-4pm.
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Oklahoma State Capital
Located on more than 100 acres in NE Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma State Capitol is the only capitol in the world surrounded by working oil wells. One is even named Petunia #1, because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed. The architecture is Greco-Roman and the structure comprises 650 ro ...
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Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
This museum features extraordinary turn-of-the-century fire engines that were once used in Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma's first fire station is displayed along with the finest specimens of firefighting equipment anywhere. Exhibits relate firefighting through history, from 1730's bucket brigad ...
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Oklahoma's Oil Pioneer
Oklahoma's Oil Pioneers. Oklahoma's rise to prominence as a leading producer of oil, natural gas and refined products can be attributed in great measure to the determination and hardy spirit of its pioneers in the industry. These were the wildcatters, the roughnecks, drillers, pipe liners. ...
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Old Gasoline Filling Station
This is one of the last gasoline filling stations still standing in this part of the country. No one knows for sure, but it is thought to have been built in the late teens or early twenties. It had two pumps, one for regular gas and one for ethyl, which was a little higher octane. Oil was di ...
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Overholser Mansion
Henry Overholser arrived in Oklahoma as an '89er and soon became a prominent civic leader. He worked tirelessly to bring several railroads to Oklahoma City and operated the Overholser Opera House for many years. He constructed this Victorian mansion in 1904. It became a showplace and the center ...
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Route 66
Route 66 Whether motorists called Route 66 the Ozark Trail, the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street America or the Mother Road, all remember Arcadia's Round Barn, The well - known land-mark was built in 1898 by W.H. Odor. After the Route was designated a national Highway in 1926, improvements wer ...
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Run of '89-E. Boundary
Run of '89 East Boundary At the opening of old Oklahoma April 22, 1889, this was the east line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract west were people by tens of thousands. Homes were planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall. Oklah ...
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Saint Patrick's Church
As a mission of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond, St. Patrick was reportedly the first rural church of any denomination to be built in the Unassigned Lands following the Run of 1889, with the cornerstone being placed in 1891. Known by several names over the years (Kerry Patch, Dee ...
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Skirvin Hotel
First Opened in 1911. Two 10-story towers housed 224 rooms when the hotel first opened. A third tower was added in 1930 and the structure raised to 14 stories, increasing the number of guest rooms to 525. The hotel closed in 1988, but remains on the National Register of Historic Places. The hot ...
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Soloman Andrew Layton
Soloman Andrew Layton This Cupola was preserved from the Baum Building, one of Oklahoma City's most beautiful structures. Its design was adopted from the famous Doge's Palace in Venice by Oklahoma's foremost pioneer architect, S. A. Layton. His firm also created the State Capital and Histor ...
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Stanley Draper
He dreamed impossible dreams....then inspired and united all who could make them probable. He strengthen our stakes, lengthened our cords... and the dreams soared in reality. He was the spirit of Oklahoma City. Look around you what you see today was his tomorrow... yesterday.
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State of Oklahoma Bicentennial Time Capsule
State of Oklahoma Bicentennial Time Capsule PAST TO REMEMBER A FUTURE TO MOLD Motto of the Bicentennial Given to the citizens of Oklahoma living in the year 2076 A.D Below this bench lies a time capsule presented to the State of Oklahoma by the Reynolds Metals Company. Historic re ...
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Test Hole
Test Hole City Manage William Gill, Jr. Director Clarence Birch The first "Made in Oklahoma" Manufacturer's Exposition October 12-17, 1928 This granite is from The Oklahoma Granite Company Kiowa County Under this bronze seal of Oklahoma A Test hole was drilled by Teo. E. Faling ...
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Tinker Air Force Base
Tinker Air Force Base has been a critical component of America’s national defense since its creation as a maintenance and supply depot in 1941.
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Tinker Air Force Base POW/MIA Memorial
POW/MIA Memorial Let every nation knew, whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
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Tinker Heritage Air Park Museum
Tinker Heritage Air Museum Outdoor display of vintage and present day military air planes.
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U.S.S. Oklahoma Anchor
This anchor was one of three that were added during the Navy's modernization of the USS Oklahoma in 1927. Manufactured in 1919 by Baldt Anchor Company in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Anchor weights 19,860 Pounds. Thanks to the efforts of Read Admiral John E. Kirkpatrick, USNR, Ret. The USS Oklaho ...
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Washington Irving's Camp
Washington Irving's Camp Near here, 1832. Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H.L. Ellsworth, U. S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, Engish writer, and Swiss Count. Albert de Portales Oklahom ...
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Wiley Post
Wiley Post 1898 - 1935 Barn stormer - Test Pilot - Space Flier- Globe Conqueror