Tillman County

County Seat: Frederick, Oklahoma 73542

Tillman County was named for Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina.

 

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Big Pasture
Big Pasture When Kiowa - Comanche - Apache lands in Oklahoma opened to white settlement 1901. There were 505,000 acres reserved as grazing lands. This area became known as Big Pasture most of region leased for cattle ranching. Because of soil's fertility, white people sought ...
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Doan's Crossing
It was at this location, where the Texas Cattle Trail crossed the Red River, that C.F. Doan maintained an extensive mercantile operation. Though the store was on the Texas side of the river, the crossing became known as Doan's Crossing. It was last used in 1895, but during its existence over 19 ...
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Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910
Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 On April 5, 1910 5 year old Bud and 9 year old Temple Abernathy left the Crossroads Ranch near Frederick, Oklahoma and traveled alone on horseback to New York City. Their father, Jack Abernathy, a close friend of President ...
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The Adventure of the Abernathy Boys
The Adventure of the Abernathy Boys In the summer of 1909 the Abernathy brothers set off alone on horseback, riding from their Cross Roads ranch in Tillman County to Santa Fe, New Mexico and back. Louie (Bud) was nine years old. Temple was only five. On April 5, 1910, with Bud and Te ...