This county is named for William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, president of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and ninth Governor of Oklahoma. Cherokee, the county seat, was the object of lengthy litigation based on county boundary disputes early in its history. While the principal agricultural products are wheat and grain sorghums, cattle raising and oil production also contribute to the economy of the area. Future Farmers of America, Farm Bureau, and Farmer's Union groups represent an active segment of the community. Places of interest include the Cherokee Salt Plain, located on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River, east of Cherokee; the Great Salt Plains Recreation Area, famous for its camping facilities, fishing, boating, and crystal digs; and the Game Reserve, noted for its Canadian Geese, Whopping Cranes, and other waterfowl. The Alfalfa County Historical Society is located in Cherokee. The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce also serves as a tourist center. Location: Alfalfa County borders the Kansas state line in northern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 33.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Cherokee Distances: Cherokee to: Enid - 52 miles Woodward - 80 miles Oklahoma City - 134 miles Land Area: 881 square miles

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Alfalfa County Assessor
Contains staff directory, tax forms, levy rates and appraisal information.
Alfalfa County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Providing programs in agriculture, 4-H, family consumer sciences, horticulture and rural development. Contains staff list, calendar and newsletters. Located in Cherokee.
Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
Part of The OkGenWeb/USGenWeb Project. Contains queries, list of queries, township map and links to vital records and other resources for genealogy researchers.
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