Woodward County

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Woodward County is named for Brinton W Woodward, who was a Santa Fe railway director, or for Richard Woodward, who was a buffalo hunter.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harper County and Woods County

E – Woods County and Major County

S – Dewey County and Ellis County 

W – Ellis County and Harper County 


Created:  September 16, 1893               Map of Oklahoma highlighting Woodward County

County Seat:

Woodward  1893 – present


County Courthouse – Woodward 


Location:  1600 Main Street / 15th Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Tonini and Bramblet

Contractor:  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid


Description: The building faces south and is a two story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Woodward. The south front has vertical divisions between the windows and a wide header below the flat roof line. There are decorations on the building. The building was repaired after damage by a tornado in 1947. On the north side is the modern jail complex constructed in 2009 to 2010. The architect was Architects In Partnership of Norman and the contractor was Joe B Hall of Elk City.


See: The architect,  Tonini and Bramblet ( and associates ), designed courthouses in Kansas in Crawford County and Oklahoma in Alfalfa CountyCotton County, Major County, Okmulgee County, Payne County and Tillman County.


See: The contractor,  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid, constructed courthouses in Major County and Kay County.


See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Alfalfa CountyBlaine CountyDewey CountyGarfield CountyGrant County, Kingfisher County, Major County and Woods County.    


Note:  The first courthouse was designed by J W McNeal and J R Cottingham and constructed by J C Blair Construction Company in 1901.




County Courthouse – Woodward






















County Jail – Woodward







Photos taken 2006 and 2016