Ottawa County

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


Created:  July 16, 1907

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 sloped.


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


Note:  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 designed by Bransborg & Roads and constructed by W B Barger Construction Company and was demolished in 2008 to make room for a parking lot created to accompany the fourth and present courthouse.



N – Cherokee County, Kansas

E – Newton County, Missouri and McDonald County, Missouri

S – Delaware County

W – Craig County





County Courthouse – Miami










Photos taken 2009