Cleo Spring in Major County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Built by Marshal McCully who staked land on which house stands during Cherokee Strip Run, September, 1893.
Plowed sod for and erected house August 1894. Used as McCully home until large frame house constructed 1909.
Of the many thousands of sod houses once dotting plains of Western America this is only one, built by an original homesteader, still standing.
Site purchased and restoration begun 1964 by Oklahoma Historical Society as memorial to all pioneers of Oklahoma Plains who lived in sod houses.
Erected 1967 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1894.
Location. 36° 28.331′ N, 98° 25.559′ W. Marker is in Cleo Spring, Oklahoma, in Major County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 8 and E0374 Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 8. The marker is located on the grounds of the Sod Mouse Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleo Springs OK 73729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Glass Mountains or Gloss Mountains (approx. 11.4 miles away); Horseshoe Bend (approx. 11.4 miles away); Welcome to the Gloss Mountains (approx. 11˝ miles away); Red Mesas of the Blaine Escarpment (approx. 11˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.