General County Information

County Seat: Frederick

Bordering Texas at the Red River, part of the county was in Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache grazing lands opened for settlement by lottery June 9 to August 6, 1901. The southeastern part, in the Big Pasture, was opened by sealed bids in December 1906. These lands became part of Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory, until statehood, when Tillman County was organized and named for South Carolina Senator Benjamin Tillman. Frederick, the county seat, was named after the son of a Frisco Railway executive who promised to give the city an iron flagpole in return for the honor. Finally in 1962, the railway honored this promise. Farming, ranching, and dairies illustrate a variety of agricultural interests. The Frederick Industrial Park has a 6,000-foot concrete and asphalt lighted runway and complete refueling services. Frederick's water supply is provided by a 900-acre lake, and the area also has the Tom Steed Reservoir. Just east of Manitou, Deep Red Creek has been dammed to provide water and recreation. The Hackberry Flat Project has restored the area that was drained and farmed for years to provide a wildlife habitat for birds.

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

State Court Judges:
Brad L. Benson

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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=TILLMAN

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.4%
December 2015: 3.9%
December 2014: 3.8%
December 2013: 5.0%
December 2012: 4.8%
December 2011: 5.9%
December 2010: 5.7%

Major Employers:
Since statehood, Tillman County's economy has depended mainly on agriculture, including the raising of livestock. The main farm crops are cotton, corn, wheat, oats, sorghum, and milo (a variety of commercial sorghum). Many farms have consolidated throughout the 20th Century, from 1,724 in 1930 to 587 in 2000; however the average size increased from 188.8 acres (76.4 ha) to 819 acres (331 ha) during the same period. Cattle ranching became prominent during the 1880s, when prominent Texas ranchers (principally Daniel and William Thomas Waggoner and Samuel Burk Burnett) leased grazing land from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache tribes. The U.S. military established Frederick Army Air Field in 1941 to train crews to fly Cessna UC-78 Bobcats and North American B-25 Mitchells. After the war, the former base became a civilian airfield and is now known as Frederick Regional Airport.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 4,046

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 23.1%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $37,759

State: 3,923,561
County: 7,715