Major County was created at statehood from the southern portion of Woods County, Oklahoma Territory, and named for John C. Major, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Fairview, the county seat, takes its name from its scenic location east of the Glass Mountains, a major tourist attraction in the county. Several companies manufacture products ranging from oil drilling equipment to industrial loaders and steel truck bodies. The Major County Historical Society Museum, built to promote interest in the history of the area, is located just east of Fairview. Glass Mountain Country is a history book written about Major County. Active civic organizations in the county include the Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Ambucs and Rotary Club. Annual events of interest include Farm Appreciation Day, Wranglers Rodeo, Two-Cylinder Club - Regional Show, White Rock Chili Cook-off, Major County Free Fair, Old Time Threshing Bee, Fly-in & Air Show and Mennonite Relief Sale. Location: Major County is in northwestern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 33.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Fairview Distances: Fairview to: Enid - 40 miles Oklahoma City - 101 miles Land Area: 957 square miles of rolling terrain and two major stream systems

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Part of the OKGenWeb and USGenWeb. Contains vital records, cemetery locations, information about the county's genealogical society and other resources for genealogy researchers.
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