General County Information

County Seat: Cordell

Part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho lands opened to settlement in the Land Run of April 19, 1892, this area was settled originally in 1886, when a white man named John M. Seger and 500 Indians left the old Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency at Darlington, near El Reno, and established a colony on the banks of Cobb Creek. This settlement was on the site of present-day Colony in eastern Washita County. Designated as County "H," it was named after the Washita River. The word is Choctaw meaning "big hunt." Washita County has ranked as one of Oklahoma's leading agricultural counties, and the Anadarko Basin made it famous for oil and gas production. During World War II, a U.S. Naval Air Station was established at Burns Flat. Closed after the war, the base was reopened in 1959 as the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base. Many of its squadrons flew missions over Vietnam in the 1960s before the base was closed on December 31, 1969. It has since become the Clinton-Sherman Airport, used by Altus AFB pilots for practice landings and takeoffs.

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:
Christopher Kelly

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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=WASHITA
Search Court Cases: http://www.odcr.com/

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.3%
December 2015: 6.1%
December 2014: 3.0%
December 2013: 4.0%
December 2012: 4.1%
December 2011: 4.1%
December 2010: 5.1%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture and oil and gas production. This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major employers.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 5,456

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 15.8%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $49,632

State: 3,923,561
County: 11,649