Payne County Courthouse
Stillwater, Oklahoma
 Completed - 1917
Architect - Hair, Tonini, & Bramblet
Photos: Robert Deering 4/23/2006
1895 Courthouse
1917 Courthouse

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1907 from Payne County, Oklahoma Territory.

David L. Payne, a central figure in the Boomer movement.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  Stillwater Creek.  According to one legend, local Native American tribes — Ponca, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee — called the placid, spring-like creek “Still Water” because the water was always still. Another legend states that cattlemen driving herds from Texas to railways back east always found water "still there".  Regardless, the creek received its official name in 1884 when William L. Couch established his “boomer colony” on its banks. 

COURTHOUSES: 1895 and 1917

 1917 Courthouse with 1965 and 2005 additions. 

ADDRESS:  606 S Husband, Stillwater, Oklahoma


Stillwater, Oklahoma
Photos: Robert Deering 4/23/2006

First Baptist Church of Stillwater