Muskogee County

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Muskogee County is named for the Muscogee Native American tribe which was a Creek Indian tribe.

 

Created:  March 16, 1898

County Seat:

Muskogee  1898 – present

 

County Courthouse – Muskogee 

 

Location:  220 State Street / Wall Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Renaissance Revival and Late 19th Century Revival

Architect:  Layton, Hicks & Forsyth

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is a colossal rectangular structure constructed of faced stone blocks. The ground floor is rusticated and consists of a series of arched windows and doorways, spaced at regular intervals. The second and third stories have central portions delineated by Ionic pilasters alternating with nine window bays. A projecting, modillioned cornice is surmounted by a parapet. The building has a flat roof.

 

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 County, Jefferson County, McIntosh CountyOkfuskee County, Oklahoma CountyPittsburg County and Washita County.

 

See: The contractor, Manhattan Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Oklahoma in Bryan County, Craig CountyCreek County, Garvin County, Logan CountyNoble County, Oklahoma County, Pawnee County and Tulsa County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Muskogee County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wagoner County and Cherokee County

E – Cherokee County and Sequoyah County

S – Haskell County and McIntosh County

W – McIntosh County and Okmulgee County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009