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Tulsa County

Tulsa County is named for the town of Tulsa, which was named for Tulsey Town in the State of Alabama, which was an old Creek Native American settlement.


 Surrounding Counties Courthouses: 

N –  Washington County

E – Rogers County and Wagoner County 

S – Okmulgee County

W – Creek CountyPawnee County and Osage County


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

County Seat:

Tulsa  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Tulsa 


Location:  500 South Denver Avenue / West 5th Street

Built:  1953 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Black and West

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company


Description: The building faces north and is a nine story concrete and steel structure. The building is located in the center of Tulsa. The north front has vertical red dividers between the windows. There is an overhanging canopy on the first story. The east and west sections are three stories, have a white colored stone north face and extend north from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 14th Judicicial District.


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


See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Pawnee County.


History:  The county was created in 1907 and Tulsa was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure. The second courthouse was designed by Winkley & McDonald and constructed by Van Horn & Son Construction on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and South Boulder Avenue in Tulsa in 1910 to 1911. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1953 to 1956.



County Courthouse – Tulsa













Old County Courthouse Plaque 1911



Photos taken 2010