Haskell County

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Haskell County is named for Charles N Haskell, who was the first Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McIntosh CountyMuskogee County and Sequoyah County

E – Le Flore County

S – Latimer County

W – Pittsburg County

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Haskell County

County Seat:

Stigler  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stigler

 

Location:  202 East Main Street / SE 2nd Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Walter T Vahlberg of Oklahoma City

Contractor:  Tankersley Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Stigler. The central entrance is framed with a large concrete rectangular opening with glass walls above the doorway. The upper part of the windows on the first and second story have green colored glass brick panels. The third story has green colored glass brick faced walls. The roof is hipped. The building houses the County District Court of the 16th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1979 and the contractor was Jess Mott. On the south side is a one story structure and on the northeast side is a one story log structure which houses a museum.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Haskel County Courthouse

 

See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Latimer County and Le Flore County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Stigler was selected as the county seat in 1908. The county used rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1931 to 1932.

 

Note:  The area now comprising Haskell County was created at statehood primarily from the former Sans Bois County of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory. Sans Bois County was part of the Moshulatubbee District, one of three administrative super-regions comprising the Choctaw Nation. Small portions of present-day Haskell County fell within Gaines county and Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation.

 

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County Courthouse – Stigler

 

 

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Photos taken 2010