Major County

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

 

Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Fairview  1909 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fairview 

 

Location:  500 East Broadway / North 9th Avenue

Built:  1928 – 1926

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Tonini and Bramblet

Contractor:  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid

 

Description: The building faces west and is a four story white colored faced stone block structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Fairview. The west front has a projecting center section with a Roman arch entrance at the center and with horizontal stonework on the first story. Two columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. An attic story, not apparent from the front of the building, houses the jail and has seven pairs of small, barred windows on the west, or rear, side of the structure. The building has a flat roof and a single chimney on the northwest corner.

 

See: The architect,  Tonini and Bramblet ( and associates ), designed courthouses in Kansas in Crawford County and in Oklahoma in Alfalfa CountyCotton CountyOkmulgee County, Payne County, Tillman County and Wooward County.

 

See: The contractor,  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid, constructed courthouses in Kay County and Woodward County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Major County Courthouse

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a rental premise in 1908. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1909. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1928.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Woods County and Alfalfa County

E – Garfield County

S – Kingfisher County, Blaine County and Dewey County 

W – Woodward County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Fairview

 

 

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Photos taken 2010