Delaware County

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Delaware County is named for the Delaware Native Americans who resettled in what was then Indian Territory in the 1830’s and who named after Lord De La Warr an early governor of Virginia.


Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Grove Springs  1907 – 1911

Jay                   1911 – present


County Courthouse – Jay


Location:  327 North 5th Street / West Krause Street

Built:  1941 – 1942

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Walter T Vahlberg of Oklahoma City

Contractor:  Works Project Administration using local trades


Description: The building faces east and is a two story gray stone structure. The east front has a central entrance with a concrete canopy. The center section rises two stories with large windows and the north and south wings are one story. The building was expanded in 2000 to 2002 with an addition on the west side. The architect was GH2 Gralla Architects of Tulsa and the contractor was Lowery & Hemphil Construction Company, Inc.



N – Ottawa County

E – McDonald County, Missouri and  Benton County, Arkansas  

S – Adair County and  Cherokee County

W – Mayes County and Craig County























Photos taken 2010