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Harper County, Oklahoma

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Harper County, Oklahoma.

During the late 19th century, the area now known as Harper County was part of the Cherokee Outlet, reserved for use by the Cherokee Nation by treaties in 1828 and 1835, The U.S. government opened the outlet for settlement by non-Indians in 1893. Harper County was created in 1907. It was named for Oscar Green Harper, who was a local resident, school teacher, and served as clerk of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.

The present county lay on trails that were blazed during the 19th century. One of the most significant was the Fort Dodge to Camp Supply Military Trail. It was used in 1868 by the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry, to move men and supplies to build Camp Supply.. The Great Western Trail (also known as the Dodge City Trail) was first used between South Texas and Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1874.

Adjacent Counties


  • Buffalo (County Seat)
  • Doby Springs
  • Laverne
  • May
  • Rosston
  • Selman



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