Texas County, Oklahoma

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Texas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Texas County was formed at Oklahoma statehood (16 November 1907) from the central one-third of "Old Beaver County" also known as "No Man's Land". When the formation of the county was authorized by the Constitutional Convention of 1907, the county was so named because it was wholly included within the limits of the Texas Cession of 1850, whereby the ownership of the area was passed from the State of Texas to the United States Government. From 1850 to 1890, its lands were never attached to any state or territory, never surveyed, and never divided into townships and sections. From 1890 to 1907, it was part of Beaver County. As of 2000, the population of Texas County was 20,107. Its county seat is Guymon[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,306 km² (2,049 mi²). 5,276 km² (2,037 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (12 mi²) of it (0.57%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Texas County is one of four US counties to border the state with whom it shares its name (the others are Nevada County, California, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Ohio County, West Virginia).

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