Custer County

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Custer County is named for General George Armstrong Custer, who was a United States Army officer and who died at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

 

Created:  April 19, 1892

County Seat:

Arapaho  1892 – present

 

County Courthouse – Arapaho 

 

Location:  675 B Street / North Broadway Avenue

Built:  1935– 1936

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Forest Butler of Oklahoma City

Contractor:  Sam S Laughlin of Oklahoma City

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped ground in the center of Arapaho. The south front has a central entrance with small pediment above. A wide horizontal band runs above the second story windows. In 1985 the east and west wings were added. The architect was Horacek and Smith and the contractor was C & D Construction Company Inc.

 

See:   The architect,  Forest Butler of Oklahoma City, designed courthouses in Latimer County, Pontotoc County and Pushmataha County.

 

Note: The first courthouse was built in Arapaho in 1894. When the courthouse burned in 1896 and the county offices were located in the Coleman Hotel. No courthouse was built until the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 at a cost of $100,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dewey County 

E – Blaine County and Caddo County     

S – Washita County

W – Beckham County and Roger Mills County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Arapaho

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2016