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Harper County

Harper County is named for O G Harper, who was the clerk at the Constitutional Convention.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clark County. Kansas and Comanche County, Kansas

E – Woods County and Woodward County

S – Woodward County and Ellis County

W – Beaver County


Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Harper County

County Seat:

Buffalo  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Buffalo 


Location:  311 SE 1st Street / Maple Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Maurice Jayne

Contractor:  Stewart Construction Company.


Description: The building faces west and is a three story red and brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Buffalo. The west front has a projecting center section with four white colored Ionic pilasters rising from the second story to the top of the third story with a wide header above with crest below the roof line. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. The first story has dark brown colored brick with a framed entrance. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 1st Judicial District. 


See:  The architect, Maurice Jayne, designed the courthouses in Dewey County and Texas County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Harper County Courthouse


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


History:  The county was created in 1907 and Harper was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 to 1928.



County Courthouse – Buffalo













Photos taken 2006 and 2010