Ottawa County

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Ottawa County is named for the Ottawa Native American tribe of Oklahoma.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cherokee County, Kansas

E – Newton County, Missouri and McDonald County, Missouri

S – Delaware County

W – Craig County


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

County Seat:

Miami  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Miami 


Location:  102 East Central Avenue / B Street SE

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  BKL Incorporated of Tulsa

Contractor:  Crossland Construction Company Inc. of Columbus, Kansas


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a four story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Miami. The building has a north and east wing which join to form the southwest entrance. There is a canopy over the entrance and glass panels rising to the roof line. Glass panels also rise from the first story to the roof line at either end of the north and south wings. White colored course stone runs along the lower half of the first story. The green colored roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 13th Judicial District. 


See: The architect, BKL Incorporated of Tulsa, designed courthouses in Craig County, Mayes County and Payne County.


See:  The 13th Judicial District includes Delaware County.


History:  The county was created in 1907 and Miami was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was rented premises in a store in Miami. The second courthouse was designed by Hair & Toini and constructed by J J Rooney Construction Company in 1915. The third courthouse was a four story brick and concrete structure designed by Bransborg & Roads and constructed by W B Barger Construction Company in 1952 to 1953 at a cost of $311.666. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2007 to 2009 at a cost of $5,256,000.




County Courthouse – Miami










Photos taken 2009