Located in southwestern Oklahoma, Kiowa County was formed in 1901 from part of the original Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservation area, and was named for the Kiowa Indian tribe. Cattle, agriculture and cash crops are the major sources of income for the county. Special annual events held in Hobart, the county seat, include the Kiowa County Junior Livestock Show, the Arts-Crafts Festival, the Hobart Birthday Celebration, the Kiowa County Free Fair and several Shortgrass Theater productions. The county was also home to author N. Scott Momaday and the Kiowa Tribal Museum and Headquarters in Carnegie. The Kiowa County Historical Society has published six books, which are available at the Kiowa County Museum in Hobart. Location: Kiowa County is in southwestern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 36.0 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.8 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Hobart Distances: Hobart to: Altus - 35 miles Lawton - 64 miles Oklahoma City - 115 miles Land Area: 1,030 square miles of rolling plains in the north and mountains and bluffs in the south with two major lakes

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