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
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.
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Photos taken 2010