Grant County, Oklahoma

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Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 5,144. Its county seat is Medford[1].

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History

Grant County was part of the Cherokee Nation's Cherokee Outlet until it was opened to non-Indian settlers in response to public demand on September 16, 1893. Settlers named the county after President Ulysses S. Grant in a general election held November 6, 1894. Medford became the county seat through an election held on May 27, 1908.[2]

Bethel was the site of a post office in Grant County that existed from March 12, 1895, until November 2, 1895.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,004 square miles (2,600.3 km2), of which 1,001 square miles (2,592.6 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.30%) is water.

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