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Historical Markers in Kay County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Kay County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kay County, OK (35) Garfield County, OK (6) Grant County, OK (1) Noble County, OK (4) Osage County, OK (22) Cowley County, KS (8) Sumner County, KS (26)  KayCounty(35) Kay County (35)  GarfieldCounty(6) Garfield County (6)  GrantCounty(1) Grant County (1)  NobleCounty(4) Noble County (4)  OsageCounty(22) Osage County (22)  CowleyCountyKansas(8) Cowley County (8)  SumnerCounty(26) Sumner County (26)
Newkirk is the county seat for Kay County
Adjacent to Kay County, Oklahoma
      Garfield County (6)  
      Grant County (1)  
      Noble County (4)  
      Osage County (22)  
      Cowley County, Kansas (8)  
      Sumner County, Kansas (26)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Kay County), Blackwell — 100 Beautiful Years — Blackwell Oklahoma — Centennial ★ 1893 - 1993 —
This monument is dedicated to the settlers who on September 16, 1893 made the last run when the Cherokee Outlet was opened to homesteaders, and to the pioneers whose courage and toil shaped a barren prairie into a flourishing land for generations to . . . Map (db m205994) HM
2Oklahoma (Kay County), Blackwell — Homesteaders
Dedicated to the Homesteaders of Kay County in recognition of their courage, faith, and fortitude in settling this portion of the Cherokee Outlet. Nearly 100,000 eager land seekers raced for claims in the greatest land run in history on September . . . Map (db m205718) HM
3Oklahoma (Kay County), Blackwell — Oklahoma Baptist College
Located six blocks west Founded 1899 by Oklahoma Baptist Convention. Formally opened September 4, 1901. Presidents J.A. Beauchamp 1901-03 · A.P. Stone 1904-08 · J.R. Jester 1908-09 · J.H. Moore 1909-11 · A.E. Baten 1911-13 1911 . . . Map (db m206004) HM
4Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — Braman / Braman Business Leaders 1898 — 1930
Front Braman When the Santa Fe Railroad was extended from Hunnewell, Kansas to Tonkawa, a railroad promoter named J.W. Whistler chose the midway point as a good location for a town. With B.J. Templeton he bought the . . . Map (db m96590) HM
5Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — 33 — Oklahoma War Chief
First newspaper printed in the Cherokee Strip, June 14, 1884. Published at tent town of Rock Falls, 2.5 miles N.W. of here by Capt. David L. Payne, leader of Oklahoma "Boomers". Printing office was burned and "Boomers" disbanded by U.S. Troops, . . . Map (db m96589) HM
6Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — Cherokee Strip
September 11, 1893 Thousands of Americans gathered in this township preparing to make the run for homesteads in the Cherokee Strip, a tract of land 58 miles wide, opening 6,500,000 acres for White settlement bought from the Cherokee . . . Map (db m60480) HM
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7Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 32 — Chilocco Indian School
Academic, agricultural, vocational training for Indian youth from over U.S. Established by Act of Cong. 1882. Jasper M. Hadley 1st Superintendent. Handsome buildings of stone erected, and first pupils - Kiowa, Comanche children - entered Jan. . . . Map (db m60484) HM
8Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 34 — Oklahoma, The Indian State
. . . Map (db m60482) HM
9Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — The Cherokee Strip
To commemorate the Opening of The Cherokee Strip September 16, 1893Map (db m60481) HM
10Oklahoma (Kay County), Kaw City — Kaw City, Oklahoma
The original town of Kaw City was established in Oklahoma Territory in the Ox Bow Bend of the Arkansas River by the Kaw City Townsite Company. The company consisted of William M. Jenkins, fifth territorial governor of O.T., N.F. Frazier, C.W. . . . Map (db m206269) HM
11Oklahoma (Kay County), Kaw City — The Kenneth W. Brill Building
Kenneth W. Brill, reared and schooled in old Kaw City, branched out as a young man in the energy field. His knowledge and personality carried him far. He joined Continental Oil Company in 1930 and in time became Vice President and Regional Manager . . . Map (db m206224) HM
12Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — African-Americans
From the beginning, African-Americans settled and lived in Newkirk -- although this was not true in most of the towns in Kay County. They settled primarily on the east side of town, building their own community which included churches, . . . Map (db m60443) HM
13Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Cherokee Allotments
Newkirk owes its existence not simply to the opening of the Cherokee Outlet to homesteaders, but to the twenty-one allotments taken by the Cherokees in Kay County prior to the opening. The Outlet comprised eight million acres of prairie which . . . Map (db m60457) HM
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14Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Fire of 1901
The entire east side of the 100 block of North Main burned to the ground November 15, 1901. Some of the citizens (obviously not the ones whose businesses were destroyed) thought this was a blessing in disguise. The block consisted of frame . . . Map (db m60460) HM
15Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — First National Bank
This Roman Classic structure with a corner recessed entry and simple columns was built in 1899. The building was originally known as the Dilday building and is constructed with native limestone secured a few miles east of Newkirk. John Pierce . . . Map (db m60456) HM
16Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County Abstract Building
Dick Sherbon of Ponca City received the bid to erect this building for the Kay County Abstract Company in 1926. The bids for the building ranged from $4,400 to $5,700. This red brick structure was limited to one story because of the . . . Map (db m60479) HM
17Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County War Memorial
"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a . . . Map (db m60450) HM
18Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Land of Hope — 1893 • 1994
This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor, Bernadette Hess Carman, a native daughter, who generously donated her time . . . Map (db m60449) HM
19Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk
Newkirk was originally platted as the townsite of Lamoreux by the United States Land Office in 1893 as the county seat of "K" county. It was named after Silas W. Lamoreaux who was the head of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C., at the . . . Map (db m60455) HM
20Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk Kay County Fair
The Newkirk Kay County Fair was organized in 1896. Five dollar shares were sold in order to purchase property for the facilities, build a race track, grand stands and sheds. The share also gave free admittance to all shows and fairs for three . . . Map (db m60459) HM
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21Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007
A centennial tribute to the people who shared this land at the turn-of-the-century, and who still call it home today. They faced opportunties and obstacles together and were woven together in time. The spirit that fueled the dream then, and the . . . Map (db m60458) HM
22Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — The Cline Building
William S. Cline had this building constructed in 1925. This was the same year that the Kay County Courthouse and the Masonic Temple were constructed in Newkirk. The Cline Building is illustrative of the influence of the Art Deco style. . . . Map (db m60478) HM
23Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — "White House"
Although nothing remains but the ruins of its foundation, the Miller family Mansion once stood here.  Constructed in 1909 after the first stately wood frame home of Col. G.W. Miller, wife Molly, sons Joe, George, Zach and daughter Alma, burned in . . . Map (db m188215) HM
24Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — 101 Dairy Barn Vent from Dairy Barn
Early 1900s Stanchions that used to hold the Dairy Cows while they were being milked.Map (db m188255) HM
25Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — 101 Ranch — Old boundary line here
Named for its cattle brand '101,' this ranch was begun by Col. Geo. W. Miller on his claim at opening of Cherokee Strip, Sept. 16, 1893. Operated by sons, George, Joe and Zach Miller, the ranch covered 100,000 a. by 1926, world famous for its "White . . . Map (db m188167) HM
26Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — A John Deer Rowe Plow Seed Planter
A fertilizer spreader from the 1920's that would have been used on the 101 Ranch. Donated by Mr. Kenneth Evans of Marland, Oklahoma. It was used by Mr. Evans father in the 1920's.Map (db m188252) HM
27Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — E. W. Marland — 1874 – 1941
Pioneer Oil Developer Philanthropist & Humanitarian Leader in Developing the Economy Culture and Beauty of Ponca City Donor of Pioneer Woman Statue Governor of Oklahoma United States CongressmanMap (db m55712) HM
28Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Fellows Outlook
This observation point is named in honor of Fred G. Fellows, consulting engineer of Ponca City, Oklahoma, whose vision, exploration and sustained efforts for water resources pointed out to the public the great potential of this area for the Kaw . . . Map (db m206145) HM
29Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Lewis Haines (Lew) Wentz — (1872-1949)
Philanthropist Oil Man Donor: Wentz Camp, Wentz Pool Wentz Municipal Golf Course Ponca City, Oklahoma Founder: The Society For Crippled Children University of Oklahoma Student Loan Fund Oklahoma State University Student . . . Map (db m55711) HM
30Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Native American Involvement ...in the 101 Ranch
It is very likely that without the involvement and cooperation of various local and national Indian tribes, the 101 Ranch operating from 1893 to 1936, with headquarters at this location, could have been as successful as it once was. Having been . . . Map (db m188168) HM
31Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Ponca City Library
Ponca City had been in existence for 11 years. She had schools, churches and even an opera house, but not a library. A group of women from the Twentieth Century Club decided to remedy this and convinced H.C.R. Brodboll to house a small “book . . . Map (db m55710) HM
32Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Ponca Military Academy — 1940-1974
Ponca Military Academy was established in 1940 by the late Colonel William V. Cox and his wife Blanche. PMA made a vibrant contribution to the Ponca City community and to the State of Oklahoma. Dedicated to the growth and advancement of young . . . Map (db m200076) HM
33Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Two Old Potato Plows
Two Old Potato Plows that were used on the 101 Ranch. Donated by Long Time Member Jack Keathly. 101 Ranch Old Timers AssociationMap (db m188256) HM
34Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Camp Tonkawa — Site of German Prisoner of War Camp — World War II — Jan. 1943 – Sept. 1945 —
(front) Site of German Prisoner of War Camp known as Camp Tonkawa – World War II – Jan. 1943 – Sept 1945 See other side for story (back) Between October and December 1942 more than 900 construction . . . Map (db m55713) HM
35Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
"Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." With these words, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles of the United States Army and thus . . . Map (db m60427) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022