Oklahoma Historic Places Database

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Jesse Chisholm Grave Site
Jesse Chisholm Born 1805 Died Mar. 4. 1868 No one left his home cold or hungry Jesse Chisholm Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820's for 40 years he operated trading posts near Asher, Purcell Watonga and Okla ...
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Pecan Point
Early Methodist Circuit. This was an area on both sides of Red River where, in 1818, Rev. Wm. Stevenson, Methodist preacher, held the first Protestant church services in what is now Oklahoma. The region north of Red River was Choctaw country from 1820 to 1907. About 2 mi. northwest of here Harr ...
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Shawneetown
Many absentee Shawnee Indians migrated to this region from old Northwest Territory in early 1800's, settled and opened farms. A settlement of over 200 residents in vicinity became known as Shawneetown. Shawnees removed when land ceded to Choctaws in 1830. Choctaw Robert M. Jones farmed several ...
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Miller Courthouse
To the southwest near Red River stood Miller Courthouse, county seat of Old Miller County, Arkansas Territory 1820-1828. First post office established there Sept. 7, 1824, J. H. Fowler, postmaster. Claiborne Wright, prominent settlement leader, served as sheriff and member territorial council. ...
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Cloud Chief Courthouse
Site of first Washita County court house Cloud Chief, originally Tacola, served as the first county seat. Area settled by land run April 19, 1892. August 7, 1900, citizens voted to move county seat to Cordell. U.S. Supreme Court voided the election since U.S. Congress had designated Cloud ...
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Younger's Bend
Formerly a strong southerly bend in the Canadian River was located here. The course of the river was permanently changed after the construction of the Lake Eufaula Dam in 1964. It is thought that the bend is named for Cole Younger who served in the Civil War as a member of Quantrill's Raiders a ...

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This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historic Places Database is an on going project started on May 19, 2005. The information provided here was entered in by volunteers who visited or did research about each location. Some historic places may not have any information yet or even be listed. Though we strive for accuracy, some information could be incorrect.

The Oklahoma Historical Society provided a list of all the historic markers in Oklahoma. However at the time we started this project this list only contained the name of the marker and which county it was in. We used this list (as of February 16, 2005) to seed the Oklahoma Historic Places Database.

Multiple sources including various books, internet web sites, and museum visits provide the information used to build the Oklahoma Historic Places Database.

Unless otherwised noted, information and images provided here are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Exploring Oklahoma History is a labor of love for the great state of Oklahoma.

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