Texas County was formed at statehood from the central on-third of "Old Beaver County," also known as "No Man's land." It took its name from the state of Texas. Its county seat is named for E.T. Guymon, uncle of George E. Ellison, who established the first business in that town. The Beaver River is the principal stream in Texas County, rising in northeastern New Mexico and emptying into the Canadian River near Eufaula. It is joined by Wolf Creek near Fort Supply and from there becomes known as the North Canadian River. Texas County consists of level plains and rolling hills. Many trees, especially cottonwood, grow along the streams. A large number of irrigation wells in the county help stabilize farming. Wheat, grain sorghums, and cattle are the chief agricultural industries, ranking near the top among counties of the state in all three. The county ranks high in natural gas and petroleum, being first in gas production among all counties of the United States. Industries in the area include the Adams Hard Surfacing and gasoline extraction plants. The county is served by three historical societies: Texhoma Historical Society, Beaver River Historical Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Location: Texas County is in the panhandle in northwestern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 20.3 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 38.1 and July's average is 77.7. County Seat: Guymon Distances: Guymon to: Enid - 212 miles Oklahoma City - 265 miles Land Area: 2,048 square miles of level plains and rolling hills

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