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General County Information

County Seat: Eufaula

Created at statehood from lands in the southern part of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, McIntosh County was named for a well-known Creek family. The chief physical feature of the county is Lake Eufaula, which is comprised of 105,000 acres and is the largest body of water in Oklahoma. The county seat, Eufaula, is located 13 miles south of I-40 on U.S. 69. The Creeks immigrated into the area in 1836 and their influence is seen in names such as Eufaula, which comes from an old Creek town in Alabama called Yufala, "they split up here and went to other places." The Asbury Mission Boarding School was established in 1849 by the Episcopal Church under a contract with the Creek Indian Council. Today it is the Eufaula Boarding School. The Indian Journal founded in 1876 and published in Eufaula, is the oldest surviving newspaper in the state. Tourism is the main industry in this area.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
Mike Hogan, Brendon Bridges

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Favorability to Defendant: 3

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

State Court Judges:
Mike Hogan, Brendon Bridges

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Notable Verdicts

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Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 6.7%
December 2017: 7.5%
December 2016: 9.2%
December 2015: 8.2%
December 2014: 8.8%
December 2013: 9.5%
December 2012: 9.9%
December 2011: 10.3%
December 2010: 10.8%

Major Employers:
The county economy has been based primarily on farming and ranching. Corn was the principal crop until 1900, when cotton superseded it (as measured by acreage) around the middle of the 20th century. Other crops such as sorghum, oats, and wheat also became important. However, construction of a dam and the resulting Eufaula Lake inundated much of the best cropland, causing a large-scale decline in agriculture. Cotton farming essentially ceased in the county by the mid 1970s. Cattle ranching has remained important, continuing to rise throughout the century. By 2000, the county reported 55,000 head of cattle. Completion of Eufaula Lake in 1964 generated revenue from hydroelectric power, stimulated tourism, and produced companion businesses like boat building and general retail. Mineral resources such as oil, natural gas, limestone, sand, and gravel have also been important. While there are ample coal deposits, much of it has a high ash and sulfur content, so little except the low-sulfur type has been mined.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,734,066
County Total: 13,754

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 19.9%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $38,163

State: 3,943,079
County: 19,742

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