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Arcadia in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route 66

 
 
Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
1. Route 66 Marker
Inscription. Whether motorists called Route 66 the Ozark Trail, the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street America or the Mother Road, all remember Arcadia's Round Barn. The well-known landmark was built in 1898 by W.H. Odor.

After the route was designated a national highway in 1926, improvements were made to the 1917 roadbed. The original road between Edmond and Arcadia was constructed by convict labor. The highway through Arcadia was paved in 1929.

Many Arcadia businesses catered to travelers' needs with gasoline stations, cafes, lodging facilities and a grocery and general store.
 
Erected 1994 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 215.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 39.72′ N, 97° 19.55′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on East Oklahoma State Highway (U.S. 66) west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located directly across the road from the Arcadia Round Barn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 East Highway 66, Arcadia OK 73007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beverly and Karl White (within
Arcadia Round Barn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
2. Arcadia Round Barn
shouting distance of this marker); Frank and Katie Vrana (within shouting distance of this marker); Luke and Anna Robison (within shouting distance of this marker); Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia, Oklahoma (within shouting distance of this marker); Everybody Had One (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuton's Drugstore (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Irving's Camp (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Washington Irving's Camp (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Arcadia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arcadia Round Barn Arcadia, Oklahoma. National Park Service (Submitted on January 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Round Barn of Arcadia. The Arcadia Historical Society. (Submitted on January 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Ernest Lee “Butch” Breger and Michael Kindig image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
3. Ernest Lee “Butch” Breger and Michael Kindig
Back of Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 6, 2015
4. Back of Route 66 Marker
Looking NNW toward Round Barn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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