Craig County is named for Granville Craig, who was prominent Cherokee.
Created: July 16, 1907
Vinita 1907 – present
County Courthouse – Vinita
Location: 216 West Delaware Avenue / South Scraper Street
Built: 2005 – 2006
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 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.
Old County Courthouse – Vinita
Location: 301 West Canadian Avenue / Smith Street
Built: 1920 – 1921
Architect: Layton, Smith and Forsyth
Contractor: Manhattan Construction Company
Description: The building facesi north and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete structure. 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 County, Greer 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 County, Pawnee County and Tulsa County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Craig County Courthouse
N – Labette County, Kansas
S – Mayes County
Photos taken 2009