Beckham County

Beckham County is in western Oklahoma along the Texas border. It was formed at statehood in 1907 from parts of Roger Mills County and Greer County, Oklahoma Territory. It was named in honor of Kentucky Governor John C. W. Beckham. Sayre, Oklahoma is the county seat and is located in the center of the county at the intersection of Interstate 40, U.S. Highway 283, State Highway 152, and Historic Route 66. Elk City is the county's largest city and located in the northeastern part of the county. Other notable towns include Carter in the southeastern, Erick and Texola in the western, and Sweetwater1 in the northwestern parts of the county. The county is also home to Historic Route 66, the National Route 66 and Old Town Museum in Elk City, and home to Blog Oklahoma.

1. Sweetwater, Oklahoma sits on the Beckham and Roger Mills county line.