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Cimarron County

Cimarron County is named for the Cimarron River whose name comes from the Spanish name “Rio de los Carneros Cimarron” which means “river of the wild sheep”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Baca County, Colorado

E – Texas County

S – Sherman County, Texas and  Dallam County, Texas

W – Union County, New Mexico


Created:  November 16, 1907                Map of Oklahoma highlighting Cimarron County

County Seat:

Kenton       1907 – 1908

Boise City  1908 – present


County Courthouse – Boise City 


Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Main Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  M C Parker

Contractor:  S S Strong & B C Froman


Description: The building faces south and is a two red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Public Square in the center of Boise City, sitting in the center of the street intersection. The building has a raised basement. The south front projects from the main building and has four columns rising to the top of the second story with a wide header above containing a crest. Iron balconies are on the second story with recessed windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the east side of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 1st Judicial District. 


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Cimarron County Courthouse


See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Beaver County, Harper County and Texas County.


History:  The county was created in 1907 and Kenton was selected as the county seat. In 1908, the county sear was moved to Boise City. The first courthouse was a wood frame structure built in 1908. The courthouse burned down and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1927.


Note: The courthouses in the Panhanhle area of the State were constructed or remodeled around 1926 in Beaver County, Cimarron County and Texas County.


Note:  The highest point in Oklahoma is Black Mesa at 5,705 feet ( 1739 meters ) which is located in the county. 



County Courthouse – Boise City

















County District Court courtroom



Photos taken 2006 and 2016