Kingfisher
General County Information

County Seat: Kingfisher

Kingfisher County was originally a part of the Unassigned Lands opened for settlement during the Land Run of April 22, 1889. Created at statehood, the county was named for King David Fisher, a settler who operated a trading station on the Chisholm Trail. Kingfisher, also the name of the county seat, is the site of the Seay Mansion, restored home of Oklahoma's second territorial governor, A. J. Seay. Built in 1892, it features furnishings from that period. The Chisholm Trail Museum, located directly on the Chisholm Trail in Kingfisher, traces the history of the Trail and features Indian artifacts, and a restored log cabin, school house, church, and bank. At one time, oil production in the Cashion Area, Dover Field, and East Columbia Field was of significant economic importance. Today, agriculture is central to the economy of the area, with wheat being the major crop.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 1
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Robert E. Davis

Comments:
This jury pool is made up of rural, conservative farmers.

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Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.0%
December 2015: 2.6%
December 2014: 2.6%
December 2013: 3.4%
December 2012: 3.2%
December 2011: 3.7%
December 2010: 4.5%

Major Employers:
Agriculture has been the mainstay of the county since the area was opened for settlement in 1899. Wheat and rye have been the most important crops. Oil and gas exploration became important to the county economy during the 1920s, especially in that part of the county around Hennessey, Cashion, and Dover. Roxana was a boomtown during that period, but quickly declined its population peaked at one thousand people. It is now considered a ghost town.

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 6,483

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 10.6%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $60,034

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 15,302