The extreme northeastern county of Oklahoma, bordering Kansas and Missouri, is named for the Ottawa Indians. But Ottawa comes from the Algonquian term adawe, meaning to "buy and sell." This county has been the home to members of a greater number of Indian tribes than any other county in the United States. With 71 percent of the total land area in farms, as much as 60 percent of the country's agricultural income is from livestock and dairy products, and the rest from such crops as wheat, corn, grain sorghums, soybeans and grass. The early existence of a vast lead and zinc field is evident from huge mountains of chat still present in the northern part of the county. Northeastern Oklahoma A & M college is located at Miami, the county seat. Industries in the county include clothing, furniture, boat, metal and leather manufacturing, mushroom cultivation and concrete and block production. Two books, Pictorial Reflections of Ottawa County and History of Ottawa County, have been written about the county. Location: Ottawa County borders the state line of Kansas to the north and the state line of Missouri to the east and is in northeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.6 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 79.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Miami Distances: Miami to: Bartlesville - 78 miles Tulsa - 95 miles Land Area: 485 square miles of rolling hills and valleys

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The Political Graveyard: Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived in the county.
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