Garvin county is locted in south central Oklahoma south of Oklahoma City.
The only major waterway is the Washita River which enters the county at its northwestern corner flowing east then southeast before turning southward near Pauls Valley, the county seat.
Area attractions include the Murray-Lindsay Mansion in Lindsay and the Washita Valley Museum in Pauls Valley.
Interstate 35, which runs in a north-south direction, is the only major thoroughfare in this rural county.
Interesting day trips might include stops at some of the county's ghost towns including Antioch, 10 miles west of Pauls Valley on Highway 74 and Robberson, eight miles southwest of Elmore City.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 26,720, an increase of 115 over the 1990 census.