Small town Americana, a hometown, where people really care about each other.
Medford is small town living at it’s best. Discover the newly opened 1893 Land Run Historical Museum and Community Center. Enjoy the excellent park facilities, 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, airport, and seasonal farmers market. Take time to experience the historic downtown. The Homesteaders Monument and the tank on Courhouse lawn are great photo ops. Make plans to attend the Annual Octoberfest.
The town is located on historic Chisholm Trail. It is north of Enid and west of Ponca City.
Medford is the county seat of Grant County and was founded by Hobart Johnstone Whitley, a land developer, banker, farmer and Rock Island Railroad executive. It is generally believed that Medford was named his home town of Medford, Massachusetts.
Grant County is located on the northern boarder of Oklahoma. Originally designated as part of the Cherokee Outlet, it was named County L in Oklahoma Territory at the time of its opening to non-Indian settlement. A county election renamed it for U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.