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Named for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan,
a contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution, Bryan County is located in the south-central portion of the state.
Bordering on the east is Choctaw County, on the north are Atoka and Johnston counties, on the west is Marshall
County, and on the south is the Red River and Texas. Bryan is separated from Marshall County by the Roosevelt Bridge
and Lake Texoma. Covering a total land and water area of 943.43 square miles, Bryan County lies in the Coastal
Plains physiographic region, within the Red River watershed, with major drainage provided by the Blue River. The
Washita River, formerly flowing north-south between Bryan and Marshall counties, is now impounded in Lake Texoma.
The county is served by U.S. Highways 69/75 north-south and 70 east-west. At the beginning of the twenty-first
century twelve incorporated towns existed in the county: Armstrong, Bennington, Bokchito, Caddo, Calera, Colbert,
Durant (County Seat), Hendrix, Kemp, Kenefic, Mead, and Silo.
It is also home to the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma located in Durant.
Bryan County consists of 10 Townships: Albany, Bennington, Bokchito, Brown, Caddo, Calera, Colbert, Kemp, Matoy,
and Speairs Townships. It is the only county in the United States named for Populist politician William Jennings
Atoka County (north)
Choctaw County (east)
Lamar County, Texas (southeast)
Marshall County (west)
Johnston County (northwest)
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