Place:Beckham, Oklahoma, United States

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Beckham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,119. 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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Timeline

Date Event Source
1895 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1908 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1907 17,758
1910 19,699
1920 18,989
1930 28,991
1940 22,169
1950 21,627
1960 17,782
1970 15,754
1980 19,243
1990 18,812

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