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McCurtain County

McCurtain County is named for the McCurtain family who resided in the Choctaw region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pashmataha County and Le Flore County

E – Polk County, Arkansas, Sevier County, Arkansas and Little River County, Arkansas

S – Bowie County, Texas and Red River County, Texas

W – Choctaw County and Pushmataha County

 

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

County Seat:

Idabel  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Idabel 

 

Location:  108 North Central Avenue / 1st Street SE

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Huggins, Thompson, Ball & Associates of Tulsa

Contractor:  Gill Construction Company of Oklahoma City

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Idabel. The center section is the highest part of the building and has an overhanging roof. The entrance on the west is one story with a concrete canopy. The north and south wings are one story. The windows are horizontal and run below the concrete band along the flat roof line. . The interior has a large foyer. The courtroom is located at  the center of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 17th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The 17th Judicial District includes Choctaw County and Pushmataha County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Idabel was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises until the first courthouse, a two story frame structure was built in 1911. The second courthouse was a four story brick structure designed by Jewell Hicks and constructed by Manhattan Construction Company in 1920. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1963 to 1064.

 

Note:  The lowest point in Oklahoma is Little River at 287 feet ( 87 meters ) which is located in the county.

 

 

County Courthouse – Idabel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010