Okfuskee County

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Okfuskee

Okfuskee County is named for Okfuskee, which was a Creek Native American town in the State of Alabama.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Creek County and Okmulgee County 

E – McIntosh County 

S – Hughes County and Seminole County

W – Seminole CountyPottawatomie County and Lincoln County

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Okfuskee County

County Seat:

Okemah  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Okemah 

 

Location:  209 North 3rd Street / West Atlanta Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Layton, Hicks & Forsyth

Contractor:  Tankersley Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces south and is a four story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Okemah. The building is approximately square and constructed of stone blocks with a ‘wedding cake” design. The first two stories have a wide cornice at the roof line. Above is a smaller third story section with a smaller fourth story at the top. The window bays of the first and second floors are separated by fluted pilasters with Doric capitals. A projecting cornice decorated with dentils and modillions tops the second floor, separating it from the upper stories of the building. The building is constructed in three distinct layered portions. These arched, clerestory windows highlight the east and west facades. Decorative garlands and carved roping add to the fanciful appearance of the building. The attic story is surmounted by a balustraded parapet and is crowned by a trio of ornamental stone urns at each corner of the building. The entranceways, centered on the ground floor of each side of the building, are recessed and are framed by pilasters and a frieze decorated with carved wreaths. The roof line is flat. On the north side is an elevator tower. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the east side of the third story and has white colored pilasters and a skylight. The building houses the County District Court of the 24th Judicial District. 

 

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, Muskogee County, Oklahoma Cointy, Pittsburg County and Washita County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Okfuskee County Courthouse

 

See:  The 24th Judicial District includes Creek County and Okmulgee County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Okemash was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1927.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Okemah

 

 

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Photos taken 2010