Pontotoc County

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Pontotoc County is named for a Chicksaw Native American word meaning “cat tails” or “the prairie”.


Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Ada  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Ada 


Location:  120 West 13th Street / Broadway Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Butler Company of Oklahoma City

Contractor:  The Chickner Construction Company of Hutchison, Kansas


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 Ada. The first story has horizontal stonework with central entrances on each side. A wide cornice runs between the first and second stories. Vertical pillars divide the windows on the second and third stories. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line.


See:   The architect,  Forest Butler of Oklahoma City, designed courthouses in Custer County, Latimer County and Pushmataha County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Pontotoc County Courthouse



N –  Pottawatomie County, Seminole County and Hughes County

E – Hughes County and Coal County

S – Johnston County

W – Murray County, Gavin County and McClain County





County Courthouse – Ada










Photos taken 2010