Originally a part of the Cherokee Outlet opened for settlement during the Land Run of September 16, 1893, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory, was named for President James A. Garfield. Enid, the county seat has two major employers - Vance Air Force Base and Northrop World Wide Air Services. Local Business manufacture such products as anhydrous ammonia, petroleum coke, drilling rigs, steel fabricators, dairy goods and processed meats. Although oil has provided a great deal of revenue, Garfield County is best known for its wheat production. Specialized educational opportunities in Enid are provided by the O.T. Autry Area Vocational-Technical School and Phillips University. Recreational facilities include a public golf course, parks and a swimming pool. An annual event of interest is the Tri-State Music Festival held in May for elementary and high school students. The Garfield County Historical Society and Garfield County, Oklahoma 1893-1982 (two volumes) are sources for more information. Location: Garfield County is in northern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 33.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 degree Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Enid Distances: Enid to: Oklahoma City 84 miles and Woodward 88 miles Land Area: 1,059 square miles of agricultural land on level plains

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The Political Graveyard: Garfield County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived or died in the county.
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