Western Oklahoma

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On a simple east/west basis, Western Oklahoma is popularly considered that part of the state west of I-35.[1][2] I-35 creates a north/south line through the approximate center of the main body of the state (i.e., without regard for the Oklahoma Panhandle), passing through Oklahoma City, the state capitol.[3]

However, other definitions are possible. For tourism purposes, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department breaks the state into six regions.[4] The 14 counties of Southwest Oklahoma, called Great Plains Country, do all fit west of I-35, including the easternmost counties in the grouping, Stephens and Jefferson.[4][5][6] But, while most of the 16 counties of Northwest Oklahoma, called Red Carpet Country, are also west of I-35, the two easternmost in that grouping, Kay and Noble, each have some land area east of I-35.[4][7][8] Then, the department includes 12 counties in Central Oklahoma, called Frontier Country, around Oklahoma City.[4] Portions of that grouping, like Canadian County, are entirely west of I-35.[9] And, the department has established a South Central grouping of 7 counties, called Chickasaw Country, some of which, like Carter County, have more land west of I-35 than east.[4][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to Find the Meteorological Dryline". ALCA. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Jobs Grant Facilitates REI Office in Alva". REI Oklahoma. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Regions and Counties". Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "Stephens County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "Jefferson County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Kay County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Noble County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "Canadian County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  10. ^ "Carter County". Google Maps. Retrieved November 12, 2021.

Coordinates: 35°30′N 99°00′W / 35.5°N 99.0°W / 35.5; -99.0