Muskogee County is named for the Muscogee Native American tribe which was a Creek Indian tribe.
Created: March 16, 1898
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 County, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma County, Pittsburg County and Washita County.
See: The contractor, Manhattan Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Oklahoma in Bryan County, Craig County, Creek County, Garvin County, Logan County, Noble County, Oklahoma County, Pawnee County and Tulsa County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Muskogee County Courthouse
Photos taken 2009