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Woodward County


Woodward County is named for Brinton W Woodward, who was a Santa Fe railway director, or for Richard Woodward, who was a buffalo hunter.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harper County and Woods County

E – Woods County and Major County

S – Dewey County and Ellis County 

W – Ellis County and Harper County 


Created:  September 16, 1893               Map of Oklahoma highlighting Woodward County

County Seat:

Woodward  1893 – present


County Courthouse – Woodward 


Location:  1600 Main Street / 15th Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Tonini and Bramblet

Contractor:  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid


Description: The building faces south and is a two story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Woodward. The south front has vertical divisions between the windows and a wide header below the flat roof line. There are decorations on the building. The building houses the County District Court of the 4th Judicial District. The building was repaired after damage by a tornado in 1947. On the north side is the modern jail complex constructed in 2009 to 2010. The architect was Architects In Partnership of Norman and the contractor was Joe B Hall of Elk City.


See: The architect,  Tonini and Bramblet ( and associates ), designed courthouses in Kansas in Crawford County and Oklahoma in Alfalfa CountyCotton County, Major County, Okmulgee County, Payne County and Tillman County.


See: The contractor,  D C Bass & Sons Construction of Enid, constructed courthouses in Major County and Kay County.


See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Alfalfa CountyBlaine CountyDewey CountyGarfield CountyGrant County, Kingfisher County, Major County and Woods County.    


Note:  The first courthouse was designed by J W McNeal and J R Cottingham and constructed by J C Blair Construction Company in 1901.



County Courthouse – Woodward















County Jail – Woodward





Photos taken 2006 and 2016