About Rogers County:
Rogers County was founded prior to Oklahoma statehood when the Arkansas Band of the Osage Nation settled in the Three Forks area (the junction of the Arkansas River, Grand River and Verdigris River) during the 1760s and established two villages called Pasuga and Pasona in what is now Rogers County.
The county was officially founded prior to statehood on January 26, 1907 and was originally named Cooweescoowee. However, residents protested the name and the county was renamed Rogers after Clement (Clem) Vann Rogers, a mixed heritage Cherokee rancher and father of Will Rogers.
Will Rogers, the American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor, was born on the Dog Iron Ranch in Indian Territory, near present-day Oologah. The house in which he was born was built in 1875 and was known as the "White House on the Verdigris River”.
Rogers County has consistently been ranked as the fastest growing population in the state. From 2000-2010 the population increased 23 percent, while the state increase was 8.7 percent. As of 2010, the population was 86,905.
County consists of a total area of 711 square miles – 675 square miles is land,
and 36 square miles is water. The largest body of water in Rogers County is Lake
Oologah. Local county government is headed by a three-member board of elected
commissioners. Other elected county offices are assessor, county clerk,
The county is divided into three commissioner districts: District One is
represented by Commissioner Dan DeLozier, District Two by Commissioner Mike
Helm, and District Three by Commissioner Kirt Thacker. The county seat is