Grady County was created at statehood and named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Chickasha, the county seat, was named for the Chickasaw Indians and is known as the "Queen City of the Washita" because of its strategic location. In addition to the H.E. Bailey Turnpike and other highways, the OKT-MKT and Burlington-Northern railroads serve the transportation needs of the county. Specialized educational needs are met by the Jane Brooks School for the Deaf and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, all in Chickasha. Summer rodeos and a swapshop sponsored by the Chickasha Antique Car Club attract visitors to the area, as does the annual Watermelon Festival at Rush Springs, "Watermelon Capital of the World." Other annual events include the Festival of Lights, the Grady County Fair, the Firefighters Chili Cook-off, and the Veterans Parade. Location: Grady County is in southwest Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 47.1 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.0 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.8 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Chickasha Distances: Chickasha to: Oklahoma City - 47 miles Lawton - 51 miles Altus - 83 miles Land Area: 1,105 square miles of level plains in the north to rolling hills in the south

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Grady County Sheriff's Department
Jail log, sex offender registry, warrants, and a collection of old photographs of the jail. Located in Chickasha.
The Political Graveyard: Grady County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived or died in the county.
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