Originally part of the Cherokee Outlet, Pawnee county lies between the Cimarron River on the south and the Arkansas River on the north. The lands were opened to settlement by lottery in 1892, and the county was designated County "Q." Later the name was changed to honor the Skidi Pawnee Indians who located here in the 19th century. At statehood, the county was created with an area slightly larger than Pawnee County, Oklahoma Territory. The county is primarily noted for agriculture and cattle. Today, Keystone Lake and the Pawnee Bill Museum in Pawnee, the county seat, are major tourist attractions along with Lone Chimney Lake south of Pawnee. The major manufacturing company is Columbia Windows. Two newspapers, the Pawnee Chief and the Cleveland American, and two hospitals, Pawnee Municipal Hospital and Cleveland Hospital, serve the county. The Burlington Northern Railroad and the Cimarron Turnpike provide ready access to the county. The Oklahoma Threshers Association holds its annual meeting in Steam Engine Park, Pawnee, for those interested in historical agricultural machinery. Location: Pawnee County 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: Pawnee Distances: Pawnee to: Tulsa - 55 miles Enid - 69 miles Bartlesville - 74 miles Land Area: 595 square miles

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Pawnee County Historical Society
Information about Pawnee County-past, present and future and links to Pawnee County sites.
The Political Graveyard: Pawnee County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born, lived or died in the county.
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