Hughes County

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Hughes County is named for William C Hughes, who was a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.


Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Holdenville  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Holdenville 


Location:  200 North Broadway Street / East 8th Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Phelps-Spitz & Associates of Oklahoma City

Contractor:  Allen–Wilson Construction Company Inc. of Denison, Texas


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Holdenville. The building has a wide red colored over-hang running below the flat roof line. The entrance is along the southeast with a recessed doorway and five white colored pillars towards the southwest. The windows are horizontal.


Note:  The first courthouse was space in the federal building. The second and previous courthouse was designed by Layton Wemyss Smith & Fiorsyth and constructed by Manhattan Construction Company in 1919 to 1920. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1964.



N – Okfuskee County

E – McIntosh County and Pittsburg County 

S – Coal County

W – Pontotoc County and Seminole County





County Courthouse – Holdenville
















Photos taken 2010