Cimarron County Courthouse

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Cimarron County Courthouse
Boise City Courthouse.JPG
Cimarron County Courthouse is located in Oklahoma
Cimarron County Courthouse
Cimarron County Courthouse is located in the US
Cimarron County Courthouse
Location Cimarron Ave., Boise City, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°43′47″N 102°30′45″W / 36.72972°N 102.51250°W / 36.72972; -102.51250Coordinates: 36°43′47″N 102°30′45″W / 36.72972°N 102.51250°W / 36.72972; -102.51250
Area less than one acre
Built 1926
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS County Courthouses of Oklahoma TR
NRHP Reference # 84002988[1][2]
Added to NRHP August 23, 1984

The Cimarron County Courthouse is the historic courthouse serving Cimarron County, Oklahoma, located in Boise City. The courthouse was designed by M.C. Parker in the Classical Revival and Neoclassical styles and built in red brick by Strong & Froman. The building opened in 1926 after the previous wood frame courthouse burned down.[3] On August 23, 1984, the courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

In 1943, an Army Air Forces training mission accidentally bombed the courthouse. The training unit, which mistook the courthouse for its intended target, dropped six practice bombs near the building. All but one of the bombs exploded, though they did little damage as they were made of dynamite and sand; the city preserved the unexploded bomb. Boise City was once thought to be the only U.S. city bombed by its own military, though similar incidents have since been discovered.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office". 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Cimarron County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. July 18, 1984. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boise City to Celebrate 1943 Bombing Misguided B-17 Crew Sought". The Oklahoman. Associated Press. November 21, 1990. Archived from the original on September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 

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