Craig County

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Craig County is named for Granville Craig, who was prominent Cherokee.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Labette County, Kansas

E – Ottawa County and Delaware County 

S – Mayes County

W – Rogers County and Nowata County


Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Craig County

County Seat:

Vinita  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Vinita 


Location:  216 West Delaware Avenue / South Scraper Street

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  BKL Incorporated of Tulsa

Contractor:  SGS, LLC of Oklahoma City


Description: The building faces south and is a three story red and white colored brick and concrete structure. The building ios located on landscaped grounds in the center of Vinita. The first story is faced with white colored brick and the upper stories have red colored brick with horizontal bands of white. There is a large clock in the center of each side of the building. The roof line is flat.


See:  The architect, BKL Incorporated of Tulsa, designed courthouses in Mayes County, Ottawa County and Payne County.


Old County Courthouse – Vinita 




Location:  301 West Canadian Avenue / Smith Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Layton, Smith and Forsyth

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company


Description: The building faces north and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Vinita. The first story entrance is framed with white colored stone. A horizontal band runs below the second story windows and four vertical pillars run from the second story to the top of the third story. There is a wide stone band below the flat roof line.


See: The architect, Layton and Forsyth ( and associated firms ), designed courthouses in Beckham County, Carter County, Creek County, Grady CountyGreer County, Harmon County, Jefferson County, McIntosh County, Muskogee County, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma County, Pittsburg County and Washita County.


See: The contractor, Manhattan Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Oklahoma in Bryan County, Creek County, Garvin County, Logan County, Muskogee County, Noble County, Oklahoma CountyPawnee County and Tulsa County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Craig County Courthouse


See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Mayes County and Rogers County.



County Courthouse – Vinita










Old County Courthouse – Vinita










Photos taken 2009