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Near El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno Marker
Inscription.  The western branch of the Chisholm Trail passed less than one mile east of this location on its way to the Darlington Indian Agency located about a mile to the northeast. Fort Reno thus became an important resupply location for the drovers and herds along this trail variant, as well as a potential buyer for beef. After leaving the Darlington Agency, the drovers and cattle continued north along the Fort Sill-Arkansas City Wagon Road. The early image above of Fort Reno was drawn in 1876 by Adolph Hunnius, a surveyor.
 
Erected by Oklahoma Centennial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 35° 33.66′ N, 98° 1.995′ W. Marker is near El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is located outside the Visitors Center of Historic Fort Reno site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7107 West Cheyenne Street, El Reno OK 73036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); 1876 Officers' Quarters (within
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno Marker
Marker is outside the Fort Reno Visitor Center.
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shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center (about 400 feet away); Adjutant Office (about 700 feet away); Chapel (about 700 feet away); Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Reno.
 
Regarding The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno. The Historic Fort Reno site entrance is located off the intersection of old Highway 66 and Business Route 40/OK-66, on Old Highway 66. The actual site with the structures and Visitors Center is 1.5 miles north of the entrance. Please keep in mind that the gates are open for a limited time every day, and they are closed at 4:30pm.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Fort Reno. Official website. Contains lots of history and photos. Fort Reno is a historic military post established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho
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tribes. It would later become an agricultural research station, and a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. The site has a visitors center, a walking tour, cemetery, and holds events throughout the year. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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