City Of Watonga
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Watonga is the county seat of Blaine County, located at the junction where State Highways 8 and 33 meet U.S. Highway 270. The Northwestern Oklahoma community grew from a tent city in the midst of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation. It was part of a non-Indian settlement opened in a land run on April 19, 1892.

The town was named for Arapaho Chief Wa-ton-gha, whose name meant Black Coyote. A post office was established in 1892. In 1902, the Enid and Anadarko Railway opened a line extending west from Guthrie and passed through Watonga. The 60-mile leg was the community’s first rail connection and became a vital transportation link for the area’s growing agricultural industry. Four years later, the Blaine County Courthouse was built and remains as one of several in Oklahoma that predate statehood.

In October 1892, Thompson B. Ferguson arrived in Watonga and established the Watonga Republican newspaper. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him as Oklahoma’s eighth territorial governor. He served until 1906, leaving office a year before Oklahoma became the nation’s 46th state.

By 1940, the city had grown to a population of more than 2,800. That same year, the Watonga Cheese Factory was established in a building that had formerly served as an ice and electric plant. The factory, famous for its many dairy products, inspired Watonga’s annual cheese festival in 1976. After operating in Watonga for 70 years, damage from Tropical Storm Erin forced the cheese factory to relocate in 2010, but the annual Watonga Cheese Festival continues to be a community celebration every October.

Watonga’s current population is about 3,000. Famous people from the community include native son Clarence Nash, who provided the voice of Walt Disney’s cartoon character Donald Duck.

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places include the Watonga National Guard Armory, the Blaine County Courthouse, the Noble Hotel, the Thompson Benton Ferguson House, the Cronkhite Ranch House, the U.S. Post Office, and the J. H. Wagner House.
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580.623.2200
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P.O. Box 564
73772
Blaine County Treasurer
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Blaine County Treasurer
Donna Hoskins
Location: PO Box 140 Watonga, OK 73772
Phone: 580-623-5007
Fax: 580-623-5009
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours : Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Second half payments are due on or before March 31, 2019

Please contact the office with any questions or concerns you have.

Donna Hoskins, Treasurer

While the Treasurer's Office makes every effort to ensure accuracy, any error contained herein does not constitute a waiver of any tax amounts by or for the County.
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580-623-5007
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580-623-5009
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PO Box 140 Watonga, OK 73772
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Blaine County Courthouse
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212 N Weigle Ave,
Watonga, OK
73772
Opportunities, INC.
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Opportunities, Inc. seeks to remove obstacles and solve problems which inhibit the ability of low income families to attain self-sufficiency. Utilizing funds, from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), Opportunities, Inc. is able to provide a range of services and activities to impact upon the problems of poverty.

This agency serves Alfalfa County, Beaver County, Blaine County, Cimarron County, Custer County, Dewey County, Ellis County, Harper County, Kingfisher County, Major County, Texas County, Woods County and Woodward County. Programs and services include:

Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
Developmental Disabilities - Residential Services;
Early Childhood - Head Start;
Emergency Services - Clothing, Food, Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Housing, Utility Payment Assistance;
Employment - Job Training Funding;
Housing - Single-Family Construction, Rentals, Weatherizing;
Nutrition - Child & Adult Care Food Program, Congregate Meal Sites, Meals Delivery to Residences;
Senior Citizens - RSVP;
Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling, Residential Treatment; and
Other - Turning Point Initiative.
117 W. Russworm, P.O. Box 569
Watonga , OK 73772

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580-623-7283
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580-623-7290
Visit Opportunities, Inc.
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Carla Flynn, Executive Director

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(580) 623-7283
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580-623-7290
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117 W. Russworm
P.O. Box 569
Watonga, OK
73772
Watonga Senior Citizens
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Senior Citizen Center Applauded!

Pansy Hollis, the Executive Director for the Watonga Senior Citizens Center received an 'Outstanding Volunteer' award from NODA on May 16, 2008.



Pansy has served as coordinator of Senior Citizen Center since 2004. She doesn't accept payment and for the first 2 years she came in every day in order to conduct the business of the center and prepare the financial reports for the board meeting each month. She fills when the cooks are off (she is a fabulous cook and she loves to cook). Pansy often brings cinnamon rolls from home she has baked to serve the city workers on their daily coffee breaks. She's known for her delicious cream pies which she bakes at home and brings to the center to serve. Pansy is regularly involved in community happenings and etc. She is a talented quilt maker and helps many learn to quilt. She works on fundraising events of the center to support it's existence.

The Watonga Senior Citizen's Center was chosen by NODA from 7 counties as the Outstanding Senior Center.



When you walk in the door at the center, the room has a pleasing neat appearance of being well kept and clean. The kitchen being open-like looks inviting of the good meal being served. There are two cooks every day plus volunteers who provide assistance as needed. Donations and fundraisers support the center along with quilting money paid by those bringing in quilts to be quilted. Serving the Kiwanis Club once a week is another means of support. The center provides the meals on wheels every weekday that are delivered by volunteers. Meals in the center are served five days a week around games of dominoes, canastas and pitch. A quilting club meets at the center twice a month. Birthdays are celebrated every month on the last Friday with Bingo and prizes.



For the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007 an attractive mural was painted on the center's building that is an inviting view for the public as they enter Watonga from the south. This was paid for by donations of individuals and business.
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Our Senior Center provides fellowship, meals, and entertainment. Come join us, we'd love to have your company. See old friends, make new ones. This organization has not provided GuideStar with a mission statement.

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112 S Noble Ave Watonga, OK 73772
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580.623.4511
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112 S. Noble
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