Cordell in Washita County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Coming of the Indians
Beginning about 1820, the U.S. relocated the Five Civilized Tribes to Oklahoma. The Choctaws and the Chickasaws were located between the South Canadian and Red Rivers. In 1855, the U.S. leased lands from the Choctaws to settle the Plains Indians. The Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Tribes were located in the western area including what became Washita County. In 1890 the U.S. bought this surplus land from the Cheyenne and Arapaho and made it available for settlement.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 17.481′ N, 98° 59.366′ W. Marker is in Cordell, Oklahoma, in Washita County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 East Main Street, Cordell OK 73632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coming of the White Man (a few steps from this marker); Washita County (a few steps Flame of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Washita County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.