Located in north central Oklahoma, Grant County was named for President Ulysses S. Grant. Originally "L" County, this area was organized as a part of Oklahoma Territory. The economy of Grant County is basically agricultural, with Clyde Co-op Association's general offices in Medford, the county seat. Conoco and Koch Hydrocarbon Company are two major businesses in the county. Lamont is home to one of five world Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program sites, part of the Department of Energy's Global Climate Change Research Project of 1992. The Grant County Museum, located in Medford, offers visitors a glimpse of pioneer life in the "Cherokee Strip." Historic Jefferson Park, Sewell's Stockade and watering station for the Chisholm Trail cattle drive are located in Jefferson. The recording station for area weather, temperature and rainfall for 100 years is also in Jefferson. Grant County Free Fair and Fair Grounds are located at Pond Creek; the Community Health Center, a pioneer in rural health, is in Wakita. The county's only celebration of the Run of '93, "Old Settlers Day;" and Adams Hardfacing Co., are also located in Wakita. Location: Grant County borders the Kansas state line 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: Medford Distances: Medford to: Enid - 33 miles Oklahoma City - 109 Woodward - 115 miles Land Area: 1,003 square miles of agricultural land on level plains

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