Jefferson County

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Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.


Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Waurika 1907 – present


County Courthouse – Waurika


Location:  220 North Main Street / East D Avenue

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Layton, Hicks and Forsyth

Contractor:  W L Scott & Sons


Description: The building faces east and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Waurika. The east front has a two story square arch at the central entrance. On the corners of the building are projecting section rising to the top of the third story. The roof line is flat.


See: The architect, Layton and Forsyth ( and associated firms ), designed courthouses in Beckham County, Carter County, Craig County, Creek County, Grady County, Greer County, Harmon CountyMcIntosh County, Muskogee County, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma CountyPittsburg County and Washita County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Jefferson County Courthouse



N – Stephens County

E – Love County

S – Montague County, Texas and Clay County, Texas

W – Clay County, Texas and Cotton County





County Courthouse – Waurika
















Photos taken 2006 and 2010