Beaver County

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Beaver County is named for the Beaver River which was named for the beavers in the area.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Seward County, Kansas, Meade County, Kansas and Clark County. Kansas

E – Harper County and Ellis County

S – Lipscomb County, Texas and Ochiltree County, Texas

W – Texas County

 

Created:  May 2, 1890                            Map of Oklahoma highlighting Beaver County

County Seat:

Beaver  1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Beaver 

 

Location:  111 Second Street / Avenue E

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George P Washburn & Sons of Ottawa

Contractor:  Elbert Clift and L M Larsen

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Beaver. The center of the east front is slightly recessed front with a small brick portico. White colored cornices run above the second story windows and below the flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story.  The building houses the County District Court of the 1st Judicial District. The superintendent was C S Woodworth. The building was remodeled in 1926 and completed in 1927. The original building was surrounded by the remodeled brick courthouse. The architect was Butler Company of Oklahoma City and the contractor was S S Strong & Sons of Beaver.

 

Note: The architect, George P Washburn & Sons, designed courthouses in Anderson County, Atchison County, Butler CountyChautaugua County, Doniphan County, Franklin County, Harper County, Kingman County, Miami County, Pratt County and Woodson County.

 

Note: The courthouses in the Panhanhle area of the State were constructed or remodeled around 1926 in Beaver County, Cimarron County and Texas County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Beaver County Courthouse

 

See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Cimarron County, Harper County and Texas County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1890 and Beaver was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first and present courthouse was a cut stone structure designed by George P Washburn and built by Larsen & Clift Construction Company. In 1926 to 1927, the courthouse was remolded at a cost of $96,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Beaver

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

Photos taken 2010