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Grand was the one-time county seat of Ellis County, Oklahoma. First established as Ioland to be the county seat of “E” County (later Day County) when the Cheyenne Arapaho reserve was opened, it was moved across the Canadian River and renamed Grand.
When Day County was extinguished at statehood, Grand found itself in Ellis County, and was the county seat until August 26, 1908. The Ellis County courthouse moved to Arnett. The Grand post office existed from November 4, 1892, until September 30, 1943.
Only the footings of the courthouse and the vault that held the county records remain visible at the site. Grand was the birthplace of western musician Spade Cooley. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as the Grand Town Site.