Originally designated as "C" County in 1890, Blaine was adopted as the county name in November 1892, in honor of James G. Blaine, U.S. Senator, House Speaker, and Republican presidential candidate in 1884. The county seat, Watonga, was named for Watangaa, or Black Coyote, an Arapahoe leader. The city is the site of the Watonga Cheese Factory and the annual Watonga Cheese Festival. Blaine County is the site of the first gypsum mill in Oklahoma Territory, the Ruby Stucco Mill. Southard, located in the north central part of the county, is the site of one of the purest gypsum deposits in the United States. The U.S. Gypsum Company is the largest industrial plant in the county. The International Association of Rattlesnake Hunters has headquarters in Okeene, which is also the site of its Jaycees Annual Rattlesnake Hunt. The Canton Lake Walleye Pike Rodeo and Fishing Derby occur annually. Roman Nose State Park is located seven miles north of Watonga. Location: Blaine County is in the northwest part of Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 30.6 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.2 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Watonga Distances: Watonga to: Enid - 65 miles Oklahoma City - 70 miles Land Area: 938 square miles with a major lake and three major stream systems
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Blaine County Assessor
Contains staff directory, tax forms, levy rates and appraisal information.
Blaine County Oklahoma
Part of the USGenWeb and OKGenWeb Project. Contains vital records, queries, surnames, letters and diaries, photographs and other resources for genealogy researchers.
The Political Graveyard: Blaine County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived in the county.
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