Named for Samuel Garvin, a prominent Chickasaw Indian, Garvin County was once a part of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Pauls Valley, the county seat, was named for Smith Paul, the first white settler in this part of the Washita River Valley. In 1847 he described the area as "a section where the bottom land was rich and the blue stem grass grew so high that a man on horseback was almost hidden in its foliage." Annual events include the Pauls Valley Junior Livestock Show in March, Jackpot Pig Sale in May, Heritage Day in May, Antique Fly-in and Rodeo in June, Forth of July Celebration, and the Christmas Parade of Lights in December. Location: Garvin County is in south central Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Pauls Valley Distances: Pauls Valley to: Ardmore - 43 miles Oklahoma City - 58 miles Lawton - 80 miles Land Area: 813 square miles of plains in the north and rolling hills in the south
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Garvin County Genealogy
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The Political Graveyard: Garvin County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born or lived in the county.
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