Beaver (formerly Beaver City) is a town in and the county seat of Beaver County,Oklahoma, United States.As of the 2010 census, the town population was 1,515, a 3.5 percent decrease from 1,570 at the 2000 census. The town is host to the annual World Cow Chip Throwing Championship.
Location within Beaver County and Oklahoma
|Coordinates: 36°48′49″N 100°31′27″W|
It is located on Beaver River, and began as the location of a fur-trading post in 1879. Its original name was Beaver City, and was planned to be the capital of the short-lived Cimarron Territory. The Federal government never recognized the proposed Territory, but Beaver City remained the center of business and law enforcement for the area. In 1890, the territory was assigned to Oklahoma Territory, and Beaver City became the seat for the entire Oklahoma Panhandle, then known as Seventh County.
Beaver began as a stop on the Jones and Plummer Trail. In 1880, Jim Lane built a house on the south side of Beaver Creek, that also served as a general store, saloon, hotel, and restaurant.The first post office had been established on the north side of the river in 1883. In 1884 Lane moved the post office to his store and became the postmaster. He also added a corral and livery stable to accommodate freighters and cattle drivers. The Presbyterian Church was built in 1887. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as ""the oldest church in Oklahoma Territory".
Between Beaver and Guymon Oklahoma along Beaver Creek there are several plains Indians ruins. They are on private property and not accessible to the public. These ruins are associated with the Buried City Plains Indian Ruins near Perryton, Texas.
Beaver is located at United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land. (36.813486, −100.524298). According to the
A mile north of the town is Beaver Dunes State Park, featuring the formation of sand dunes left by ancient seas that covered the area.