Murray
General County Information

County Seat: Sulphur

Located in the heart of the scenic Arbuckle Mountains, Sulphur is centrally located within the geographical boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation. This ideal location is midway between the cities of Ada (27 miles) and Ardmore (31 miles). Sulphur is unique among communities in Oklahoma comparable in size. Sulphur's many natural resources provide the community with relaxation and recreational activities located at their back door. The hometown spirit and western heritage combine to create a wonderful family environment.

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

State Court Judges:
Aaron Duck

Comments:
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Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.2%
December 2015: 4.0%
December 2014: 3.7%
December 2013: 4.7%
December 2012: 5.1%
December 2011: 4.7%
December 2010: 5.5%

Major Employers:
Farming and ranching were the basis of the economy during the time when the area was part of the Chickasaw Nation. The area was called "the Prairie of Eden" because its plentiful grasslands attracted abundant game, Chickasaw ranchers Noah Lael and Perry Froman operated and headquartered near Sulphur by 1881. Settlements of farmers and businesses expanded through the decade, spurred by the construction of rail lines by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway lines through to Dougherty and Davis in 1886-87. Post offices were established at Dougherty in 1887 and Davis in 1890. Cattle ranching, the other primary industry, continued into the twenty-first century, and Murray County has long been recognized as the center of "Hereford Heaven." Notable ranching operations included those of Oklahoma Gov. Roy J. Turner. On New Year's Eve, 1947, the Flying L Ranch near Davis was the site for the marriage of Roy Rogers, "King of the Cowboys," and Dale Evans. The location of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf at Sulphur in 1907, and a veterans center added to the region's economy. Limestone quarries were also significant. The most important example of this activity began in the 1890s at Big Canyon, home to operations of the Dolese Brothers, whose company became a major state employer.

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 6,781

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 14.4%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $47,077

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 13,733