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

Garret A. Hobart

 
 
Garret A. Hobart Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, October 10, 2020
1. Garret A. Hobart Marker
Inscription.  

Hobart was named to honor Garret A. Hobart, 24th Vice President of the United States.

Hobart was the first town in Okla. to adopt a city flower 'the iris'

In appreciation
A birthday gift from the people of Hobart to their town on August 6, 1976, her 75th anniversary. This marker is dedicated to her pioneers, those courageous men and women who left the security of their homes in established communities to build a new life in the new country created by the colorful and exciting Great Land Lottery of 1901. In some small measure this is an expression of appreciation for what they did, or the sacrifices they made and the hardships they surmounted as they went about carving an enduring society out of a raw prairie.

Kiowa County Diamond Jubilee - 1901 1976
American Revolution Bicentennial



 
Erected 1976 by People of Hobart.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 35° 1.505′ N, 99° 5.576′ W. Marker is in
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Hobart, Oklahoma, in Kiowa County. Marker is on South Main Street north of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the Kiowa County Courthouse and located to the left of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 S Main Street, Hobart OK 73651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Babbs Switch Tragic School Fire (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The four-sided marker includes information about the town of Hobart that was settled by land lottery.
 
Also see . . .  Hobart, Oklahoma. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.)
 
Hobart - Hub of the Great Plains Country image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, October 10, 2020
2. Hobart - Hub of the Great Plains Country
Aug. 6, 1901 and Aug. 6, 1976 Hobart town maps.
Kiowa County - Aug. 6, 1901 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, October 10, 2020
3. Kiowa County - Aug. 6, 1901
In Appreclation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, October 10, 2020
4. In Appreclation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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