Cotton County, Oklahoma Weather

Cotton County, Oklahoma is a rural county located in southwestern Oklahoma. The county is bordered by Washita County to the north, Caddo County to the east, Stephens County to the southeast, and Tillman County to the west. Cotton County covers an area of 866 square miles and has a population of approximately 6,000 people.

According to, the county was named after George Washington Cotton, a Confederate soldier who served during the Civil War. The first settlers arrived in the area in 1892 and incorporated Cotton County in 1907. Agriculture is still an important part of life here today, with cotton being one of the main crops grown in the region.

The county seat is Walters and other notable towns include Devol, Temple, Randlett, and Grandfield. Each of these towns has its own unique history and attractions that make them worth visiting for their charm and beauty.

Walters is home to numerous historic sites such as the Old Walters High School Building which dates back to 1929 and is now used as a museum featuring exhibits on local history. The town also has several parks including Memorial Park which features picnic areas and playgrounds as well as a 9-hole golf course.

Devol is known for its historic downtown district with buildings dating back to early settlement days such as the Devol General Store which was built in 1902. Other attractions include Red River Valley Museum which contains artifacts from early settlers such as Native American pottery and tools used by ranchers during cattle drives through the area.

Temple is home to many attractions including Temple Lake Park which offers camping sites along with swimming beaches on two nearby lakes. Randlett also has numerous recreational opportunities including fishing at Lake Randlett or hiking or biking along trails throughout town. Finally, Grandfield features historical sites such as Grandfield Opera House which was built in 1907 and now serves as an event center for concerts and other performances throughout year.

Cotton County has produced several notable people over time including singer-songwriter Garth Brooks who was born here in 1962; professional basketball player Kelly Oubre Jr., who grew up here; professional golfer Scott Verplank; former NFL player Jammal Brown; actress/comedian Wanda Sykes; musician Vince Gill; actor Ron Howard; writer/producer Joss Whedon; author Stephen King; musician Carrie Underwood; actor Michael Cera; singer-songwriter Blake Shelton; actor Brad Pitt; musician Toby Keith; and actress/singer Reba McEntire.

Climate and weather in Cotton County, Oklahoma

According to, Cotton County, Oklahoma is located in the south-central part of the state and is bordered by Stephens County to the north, Jefferson County to the east, and Tillman County to the west. The county sits in a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is around 58°F (14°C). The summer months are hot and humid with temperatures often reaching into the 90s °F (32°C). Winters are cold but mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. Springtime brings plenty of rain which helps keep things green while fall brings cooler temperatures and less precipitation. During tornado season (April through June) Cotton County can experience severe thunderstorms that bring hail, strong winds, and even tornadoes.

Transportation in Cotton County, Oklahoma

Cotton County, Oklahoma is served by a variety of transportation options. Major highways that run through the county include US-70, US-183, and US-281. These highways provide quick access to neighboring cities and states. Public transportation is provided by Cotton County Transit Authority (CCTA) and includes fixed route bus service and paratransit for those with disabilities. The CCTA also offers a Dial-A-Ride service for elderly and disabled citizens who need door-to-door transportation. Cotton County has two airports – the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport and the Frederick Municipal Airport – both of which offer commercial flights to other parts of the state. The county also has two Amtrak stations located in Altus and Frederick that offer daily passenger rail service to Oklahoma City and other destinations throughout the region. Additionally, there are several taxi companies providing transport services within Cotton County as well as into neighboring counties.

Cities and towns in Cotton County, Oklahoma

Cotton County, Oklahoma consists of five cities and two towns. See major cities in Oklahoma.  The largest city in the county is Altus, which is also the county seat. Other cities include Blair, Frederick, Manitou, and Olustee. The two towns in Cotton County are Headrick and Martha. Altus is the commercial hub of the county and has a population of about 20,000 people. It is home to several restaurants, shopping centers, museums, and other attractions that make it a popular destination for visitors. Frederick is the second-largest city in Cotton County with a population of around 3,500 people. It is known for its historic downtown area which features several unique shops and businesses. Manitou is a small town with a population of just over 500 people that offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities such as camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking. Olustee has a population of around 1,800 people and features an annual rodeo in June as well as several other events throughout the year. Headrick has a population of just over 200 people while Martha has less than 100 residents but still offers plenty to explore including antique shops and art galleries.