Douglas H. Johnston was elected Chickasaw Governor for two terms (1898-1902) he built this house in 1895. It is located on the northwest edge of Emet 10 miles southeast of Tishomingo built on a foundation of bois d'arc blocks. Oak beams were laid . . . — — Map (db m201699) HM
Oklahoma's first corn club of 50 boys, forerunner of today's 4-H program, was organized at Tishomingo in 1909 under the direction of W.D. Bentley, father of extension work in Oklahoma.
In 1910, tomato canning clubs were formed for girls. Fifty . . . — — Map (db m184347) HM
Born on June 3, 1939 to Elvie E.. and Cleo P. Tolbert, Johnston County, Okla. Smokey was assisted by Congressman Carl Albert in gaining an appointment to the US Naval Academy and graduated with the class of 1962. He was the first US Naval Academy . . . — — Map (db m184305) HM
Construction began April 1898 on the Chickasaw Capitol Building. A stately structure overlooking the town of Tishomingo, it was built of red granite from the Pennington Creek Quarry of Gov. R.M. Harris. Granite blocks weighing 175 lbs. per cubic . . . — — Map (db m184446) HM
About 1859, the Chickasaw government purchases an iron bell to be hung in the first Chickasaw Capitol Building. It was used to summon tribal members to special meetings and to signal emergencies in the community. Depending on the type of ring made . . . — — Map (db m188156) HM
The greatest and last full blood Chickasaw warrior. Chief Tishomingo (Joe Factor) was born near Chickasaw old fields about 1735. Chief counselor and national orator of the Chickasaw Nation, his words were recognized as law. He was the principal . . . — — Map (db m184451) HM
From our migration to what is now Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee in prehistoric times, to our new homeland in south central Oklahoma in the mid 1800's, the Chickasaw have always had roots in nature and the elements. With the spirits of . . . — — Map (db m181703) HM
The history of the Johnston County Courthouse dates back to the beginning of Oklahoma statehood, November 16, 1907 when counties were formed. One of the 77 Oklahoma counties formed, Johnston County, needed a place to operate governmental business. . . . — — Map (db m184348) HM
The memorial consists of an arched entry way with a sidewalk flanked on each side by memorial bricks leading into a circular walkway placed along the back side of the walkway. There are five granite monuments one each for World War I, World War II, . . . — — Map (db m184278) WM
Dedicated to All the Men and Women of Johnston County Who Have Served as Members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America With Honor and Valor That We May Enjoy Peace and Freedom — — Map (db m188037) WM
Samuel E. Akins Homer R. Armstrong Clyde Bass Guy A. Blalock John A. Butler Claude F. Darter James D. Davis William Ceasley Joseph Sedmonds Newton M. Ellis Sampson Ensharkey Marion C. Fite Samuel P. French Joe B. Gibson . . . — — Map (db m187846) WM
Leonard "Skinny" Allen Billy Ames Willie Lee Anderson Melvin Arnett Fred Bean David A. Bettinger Eugene Bradley Russell O. Bradley Dewitt Brawley John Lewis Chisolm Clinton B. Clifton William L. Coffman Amos Conley Roy R. . . . — — Map (db m187867) WM
After the Chickasaw Nation officially vacated the Capitol in 1910, many changes took place on the grounds. Eventually, the exact location of the well became somewhat of a mystery.
In July of 2004, workers who were repairing the roof on the . . . — — Map (db m188048) HM
Struggling farmers united to form farmers union at Point, Texas, in 1902. Spreading into the twin territories, future statesman William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray helped establish the Indiahoma Farmers Educational and Co-Operative Union of America. . . . — — Map (db m184323) HM
Pennington Creek, a small tributary formed from springs in central Johnston County, provides enormous benefits to Oklahoma as it flows toward Lake Texoma. The waters of Pennington Creek nurture precious life of hatching fish at Tishomingo National . . . — — Map (db m184270) HM
This statue is a representation of Piominko, who served as a Chickasaw leader from approximately 1783-1799. Prior to being our Piominko, his name is believed to have been Tushatohoa. Piominko led the Chickasaws during a pivotal time in our history, . . . — — Map (db m184434) HM WM
"I pledge you by those peaks of snow as long streams to ocean flow long as years their youth renew peace shall reign between us two."
Alexander L. Posey Creek Indian Poet
"It's comin' yet for a' that that man to man the world . . . — — Map (db m188065) HM WM
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of the U.S.S. LSC(L)(3)-122. During operations against enemy Japanese forces in . . . — — Map (db m188220) HM WM
This is the original location of the Capitol Well.
In the 1890's, the Chickasaw National Jail and Jailor's home were located on the Capitol grounds. The National Jailor had many responsibilities aside from his duties as Jailor. It was his job to . . . — — Map (db m188046) HM
Built in the 1890's, the National Jail and jailor's home (shown in photograph below) were located north of the Capitol Well. Although the Chickasaw Constitution established the National Jail in 1857, it is unclear where prisoners were held prior to . . . — — Map (db m188062) HM
Capital of the Chickasaw Nation which was organized in 1856, under a written constitution. Named for revered Chief Tishomingo who had died on the Trail of Tears during Indian Removal from Mississippi. Last Chickasaw Governor was Douglas H. . . . — — Map (db m203086) HM