Marlow in Stephens County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
On the Chisholm Trail
You are standing on the site of the largest movement of animals in history.
While the big cattle drives over the Chisholm Trail began in early 1868 and lasted only slightly more than a decade, eight million Longhorn cattle followed the trail across Texas and Oklahoma to Kansas and the railroads.
The midpoint of the trail followed the west bank of this creek through what is now Redbud Park.
The numbers fell off and dried up to a mere trickle by 1878. The great Chisholm Trail drives ended completely in the early 1880’s, but not before luring the adventurous Marlow family to live on the banks of Wildhorse Creek.
A new word was born on the Chisholm Trail – the word “cowboy.”
Location. 34° 38.869′ N, 97° 57.062′ W. Marker is in Marlow, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker is at the intersection of North Elm Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on North Elm Street. This marker is in the southeast corner of Redbud Park, just north of the Marlow Brothers Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marlow OK 73055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Marlow Brothers Hideout (here, next to this marker); The Marlow Brothers (here, next to this marker); Redbud Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA (approx. 9½ miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 9½ miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 9½ miles away); Duty, Honor and Country (approx. 9½ miles away); Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marlow.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 21, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. 2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.