Creek County

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Creek County is named for the Creek North American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pawnee County and Tulsa County

E – Tulsa County and Okmulgee County

S – Okfuskee County

W – Lincoln County and Payne County

 

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

County Seat:

Sapulpa  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sapulpa 

 

Location:  222 East Dewey Avenue / South Palk Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Layton and Wemyss

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sapulpa. The north front has a slightly projecting center section with entrance with small pediment above, on the first story. The second and third stories are recessed with six Corinthian columns and flanking double plain pilasters. Above is a large pediment at the center of the hipped roof. The first story has horizontal stone. In the interior is a central rotunda. The building houses the County District Court of the 24th Judicial District.

 

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

 

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

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Creek County Courthouse

 

See:  The 24th Judicial District includes Okfuskee County and Okmulgee County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Sapulpa was selected as the county seat 1n 1908. The first courthouse was a two story structure built by J O Hereford and John Eagan in 1901 to 1902 at a cost of $1,000. The building was a simple design with an arched entryway, shallow arches over the windows and a stepped false front. The county rented the building from 1908 until the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1914 to 1915 at a cost of $132,350.

 

County Administration Building – Sapulpa 

 

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Location:  312 East Lee Avenue / South Oak Street

Built:  1925 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sapulpa to the southeast of the courthouse. The south front has a high portico with Doric four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. At the roof line, a stone and brick baluster shields the clay tile, hipped roof. In the interior there is a large ballroom on the third story.

 

Note:  The building was the former Masonic Temple. In 1940 it was purchased a local glass manufacturing company and became known as the Collins Building. In the early 1990s, Creek County purchased the building and it is currently used for county offices.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sapulpa. The County spent $400,000 renovating the building office space, and another $130,000 refurbishing the 3rd floor Masonic ballroom.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Masonic Lodge

 

County Courthouse – Bristow

 

Location:  110 West 7th Street / Elm Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bristow. The building is a long rectangular shape with the court located at the west side and Bristow City Hall occupying the center and east side. The roof line is flat. The county rents the premises from the city.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Sapulpha

 

 

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County Administration Building – Sapulpa

 

 

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Photos taken 2010