The Cherokee Outlet was opened to settlement in 1893, the name "Woodward" was given to the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe station in central "N" County, Oklahoma Territory. The name was given later to the county. Woodward, the county seat, became a shipping point for cattle, and in 1912, the US. Government located an agricultural research station there. The City of Woodward celebrated its centennial year in 1987. Scenic areas include Boiling Springs State Park northeast of Woodward and Alabaster Caverns State Park in the northern section of the county. Ft. Supply Reservoir provides hunting, fishing, camping and swimming activities. Two history books, Woodward, First Century on Sand, Sage and Prairie and Sand In My Eyes, have been written about the county. Location: Northwestern Oklahoma. Climate: Average precipitation is 33.8 inches yearly. January's average temperature is 40.6, July's average is 80.7. County Seat: Woodward Distances: Woodward to: Enid - 88 miles Oklahoma City - 140 miles Land Area: 1,245 square miles of level plains and rolling hills

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