Ellis County

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Ellis County is named for Albert A Ellis, who was vice president of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.


Created:  November 16, 1907

County Seat:

Arnett  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Arnett 


Location:  100 South Washington Street / Renfrew Avenue

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Patrick Henry Weathers of Jackson, Mississippi

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company


Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is approximately square and is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Arnett. The east front has a large portico supported by two large columns rising to the top of the second story with pediment above. The center section projects from the main building. The base of the building is stone. The roof line is flat. In the 1930’s, the third story was added to house the jail. The architect was William E Hulse of Des Moines, Iowa and the contractor was W M Rice.


See: The architect, Patrick Henry Weathers of Jackson, Mississippi, designed courthouses in Louisiana in Tensas Parish; in Mississippi in Lamar County, Lee County and Marion County; in Missouri in Cape Giradeau County, Daviess County and Stoddart County;  and in Oklahoma in Logan County and Washington County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Ellis County Courthouse


Note:  A temporary courthouse was built in Arnett until the town was formerly designated as the county seat. The cost of construction of the second and present courthouse was $49,733.



N – Harper County

E – Woodward County and Dewey County

S – Roger Mills County

W – Hemphill County, Texas, Lipscomb County, Texas and Beaver County





County Courthouse – Arnett






















Photos taken 2010