Watonga is located just south of the intersection of US highways 270 & 281 in Northwest Oklahoma. Watonga is the county seat of Blaine county which grew from a tent city within the boundaries of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation. It was part of a non-Indian settlement opened in a land run on April 19, 1892. The town was named for the Arapaho Chief Wa-ton-gha, whose name meant Black Coyote. Rich with history Watonga boasts 7 buildings registered wutg the National Register of Historic Places including the Watonga National Guard Armory and the Blaine County Courthouse. A short drive takes you to a prize gem in Roman Nose State Park which features world-class hiking, two lakes with outstanding fishing, multiple swimming pools, horse stables and a scenic, challenging golf course.