Named for Kentucky Governor John C. W. Beckham at the suggestion of a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, Beckham County was formed at statehood from portions of Greer and Roger Mills counties and is the site of the Oklahoma Traveler Information Center for persons entering Oklahoma on Interstate 40 from Texas. Sayre, the county seat, was named for Robert H. Sayre, a stockholder in the railroad constructed through Sayre at the time of its founding. The city is the home of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Sayre campus. Agriculture is the major industry of the county. Merrick 14 Ranch, located east of Sayre, has produced world champion quarterhorses and Elk City is the host of the Rodeo of Champions held each September. Location: Beckham County is in the western part of Oklahoma and borders the Texas line. Climate: The average precipitation is 30.6 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.4 degrees Fahrencheit and July's average is 80.2 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Sayre Distances: Sayre to: Altus - 58 miles Lawton - 114 miles Oklahoma City - 128 miles Land Area: 904 square miles of level plains with three major stream systems
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Beckham County Assessor
Contains staff directory, tax forms, levy rates and appraisal information.
Beckham County Oklahoma Genealogy
Part of the OKGenWeb. Contains queries, vital records, list of cemeteries, photographs and other resources for genealogy researchers.
The Political Graveyard: Beckham County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born or lived in the county.
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