Woodward County is named for Brinton W Woodward, who was a Santa Fe railway director, or for Richard Woodward, who was a buffalo hunter.
Created: September 16, 1893
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 the city. 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 County, Cotton County, Major County, Okmulgee County, Payne County and Tillman 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.
Photos taken 2006 and 2016