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General County Information

County Seat: Chandler

Organized October 1, 1891, and named by popular vote for President Abraham Lincoln, the county was originally a part of the Creek Nation. As a result of the Treaty of 1866, however, the area was ceded by the Creeks and settled by the Sac and Fox, Iowa, Kickapoo, and Pottawatomie Indians. Cattle trails began to appear after the Civil War, and the West Shawnee Trail passed through the area as Texas herds were driven to Kansas. Although cotton was the principal crop in the early days, castor beans and broom corn were also money crops. By 1915, oil was discovered near Chandler, followed by the discovery of the Stroud Field in 1923 and later the Davenport oil boom.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
Sheila Kirk

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Favorability to Defendant: 2

Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Sheila Kirk

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Notable Verdicts

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Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.8%
December 2015: 4.5%
December 2014: 3.9%
December 2013: 4.9%
December 2012: 5.0%
December 2011: 5.1%
December 2010: 5.9%

Major Employers:
The county economy has largely depended on agriculture. Cotton almost immediately became the dominant crop after white settlement. During the first decade of the twentieth century, Lincoln County was one of the top two counties producing cotton in Oklahoma. By the end of the Great Depression the economy had become more diversified. Oil furnished one-third of county tax revenue, and cattle raising and pecan growing became important income sources. By the turn of the 21st Century, the county economy had diversified and was based primarily on professional services, small businesses, and service industries.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 15,225

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 14.7%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $45,149

State: 3,923,561
County: 34,504

These materials are intended merely as an aid to better understand the counties in Oklahoma. The opinions of other lawyers in the state may vary from the opinions contained herein. The demographical information and jury verdicts in this report were obtained through public websites. All other information is the express opinion of Holden & Montejano. Please contact Steve Holden for further information on the opinions expressed herein.