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Woods county, named for Sam Wood, an influential Kansas political leader, is located in northwestern Oklahoma on the Kansas county line with Alva serving as the county seat. Alva, which had a post office as early as 1893, is named in honor of Alva Adams, an attorney with the railroad and later governor of Colorado.

Major waterways and recreation areas include the Cimarron River, which forms nearly the entire western/southern county line with Harper County, Woodward County and Major County and Little Sahara State Park, located on the river south of Waynoka. In addition, the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River rises near the Kansas border flowing southeast turning east near Alva.

County attractions include the Cherokee Strip Museum/Rose Hill School in Alva while advanced education can be found at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, also in Alva.

The county population on July 1, 1999, was 8,171, a decrease of 932 over the 1990 census.

Location: Alva Oklahoma

Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Cherokee) Alfalfa County
(Enid) Garfield County
(Medford) Grant County
(Buffalo) Harper County
(Alva) Woods County
(Woodward) Woodward County

12/04 Coming to The Alva area
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert, the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo, a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area, KidFest, and Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.