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Beckham County, Oklahoma

US county information
NameBeckham County
StateOklahoma
SeatSayre
Largest cityElk City
US Area
Total Area904 sq mi (2341.4 km2)
Land Area902 sq mi (2336.2 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population19799 (2000)
Density8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Named forJ. C. W. Beckham
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Beckham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 19,799. Its county seat is Sayre.

Founded upon statehood in 1907, Beckham County was named for J. C. W. Beckham, who was Governor of Kentucky, and as the first popularly elected member of the United States Senate from Kentucky (there was also a short lived sister-county counterpart, Beckham County, Kentucky from February 9, 1904, to April 29, 1904, was dissolved by the Kentucky Court of Appeals because it was not created in conformance with state law).


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