Bryan county, created inn 1907 from parts of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, is located in south central Oklahoma on the banks of the Red River with Durant serving as the county seat. The county is named for William Jennings Bryan, the famous statesman and orator. Durant is also the home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
In close proximity of its western county line are Lake Texoma, Lake Texoma Resort Park and Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge which provide the bulk of the outdoor recreation in the county.
Interesting historical sites in the county include Ft. McCulloch, near Kenefic; Ft. Washita, near Nida and the Bryan county courthouse in Durant.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 34,941, an increase of 2,852 over the 1990 census.