Dewey County

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Dewey

Dewey County is named for George Dewey, who was an Admiral in the United States Navy, or was named from the original county “D” during the land rush of 1892 and changed in 1907.

 

Created:  May 2, 1892

County Seat:

Taloga  1907 – present

 

Former County Courthouse – Taloga 

 

Location:  216 Broadway / West Rublee Street

Built:  1925 – 1926

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Maurice Jayne

Contractor:  Kreipke-Schafer Company

 

Description: The building faced east and was a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building was located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Taloga. The east front had a small portico on the first story. A cornice ran below the flat roof line. There was brown colored stone trim on the corners. This building will be demolished in 2010 when the new courthouse was constructed on the east side.

 

See: The architect, Maurice Jayne, designed the courthouses in Harper County and Texas County.

 

County Courthouse – Taloga 

 

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Location:  216 Broadway / West Rublee Street

Built:  2009 – 2910

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architects in Partnership of Norman

Contractor:  Joe D Hall of Elk City

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story frame structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Taloga. The east front has a raised entrance portico in the center. The building has square windows and the north side has a wing extending west. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located along the north side of the rotunda.

 

Note:  The first court met in rented two story brick premises built in 1895 by Warren Roger. The second courthouse was a wood frame structure at Main Street and Broadway from 1909 to 1926. The third courthouse was constructed in 1926 and was replaced by the fourth and present courthouse in 2009 to 2010.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Woodward County and Major County

E – Blaine County 

S – Custer County

W – Roger Mills County and Ellis County 

 

 

 

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Former County Courthouse – Taloga

 

 

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County Courthouse – Taloga

 

 

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Courthouse under construction 2010 – Taloga

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016