Located in western Oklahoma and created at statehood from portions of Roger Mills and Woodward counties, Ellis County was named for Albert H. Ellis, vice president of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Site of several Indian battles, Ellis County was crossed by Camp Supply Road, a major thoroughfare to military camps and posts in the Indian Territory. Although primarily an agricultural area Ellis County within the last 20 years has emerged not only as a leading county in the dairy industry, but also as a major producer of oil and gas. With the exception of Arnett, the county seat, the major communities of Ellis County -- Shattuck, Fargo and Gage -- are located on or very near the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Ellis County Heritage I and II offer historical information about the area. Location: Ellis County borders the Texas state line in northwest Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 20.3 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 38.1 degree Fahrenheit and July's average is 77.7 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Arnett Distances: Arnett to: Clinton - 83 miles Weatherford - 98 miles Oklahoma City -154 miles Land Area: 1,231 square miles with two major streams in a county of rolling hills and level plains

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