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Noble County

Noble County is named for John W Noble, who was the United States Secretary of the Interior.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kay County

E – Osage County and Pawnee County

S – Payne County and Logan County 

W – Garfield County 

Created:  November 6, 1893                  Map of Oklahoma highlighting Noble County

County Seat:

Perry  1897 – present


County Courthouse – Perry 


Location:  300 Courthouse Drive / Cedar Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J W Hawk

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company


Description: The building faces east and is a three story gray colored limestone and concrete structure. The square shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Perry. The east front has a portico with entrance on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. The first story facade has heavily horizontally-incised, stone facing. A string course with Greek fretwork design divides the first and second stories on all elevations. Fluted Corinthian pilaster strips emphasize each of the four entries. The entablature features a plain frieze and architrave, dentiled cornice and plain roofline. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtrooms are located on the south and north sides of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 8th Judicial District. The architect was J W Hawk and the contractor was Manhattan Construction Company.


See: The contractor, Manhattan Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Oklahoma in Bryan County, Craig CountyCreek County, Garvin County, Logan County, Muskogee CountyOklahoma County, Pawnee County and Tulsa County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Noble County Courthouse


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Kay County.


History:  The county was created in 1893 and was originally named P County. Perry was selected as the county seat in 1897 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a two story structure designed and constructed by T M Richardson & Sons in 1898. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1915 to 1916.



County Courthouse – Perry











County District Court courtroom





Photos taken 2010