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Historical Markers in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Kingfisher 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 Kingfisher County, OK (8) Blaine County, OK (5) Canadian County, OK (18) Garfield County, OK (6) Logan County, OK (29) Major County, OK (5) Oklahoma County, OK (215)  KingfisherCounty(8) Kingfisher County (8)  BlaineCounty(5) Blaine County (5)  CanadianCounty(18) Canadian County (18)  GarfieldCounty(6) Garfield County (6)  LoganCounty(29) Logan County (29)  MajorCounty(5) Major County (5)  OklahomaCounty(215) Oklahoma County (215)
Kingfisher is the county seat for Kingfisher County
Adjacent to Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
      Blaine County (5)  
      Canadian County (18)  
      Garfield County (6)  
      Logan County (29)  
      Major County (5)  
      Oklahoma County (215)  
 
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1Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — Big Four School
Located 3 miles north. Was formed Mar. 17, 1920, by a special election vote to consolidate the districts of White Cap, Twilight, Wandell, and Bird Creek. The school graduated its first senior class in 1924 its last in 1968. It continued as a grade . . . Map (db m184804) HM
2Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — Historical Society Birthplace
. . . Map (db m185862) HM
3Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — Kingfisher
This was the U.S. Land Office site for filing claims at opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889; also at opening of Cheyenne and Arapaho lands on April 19, 1892. J. C. Robberts was first Register, and J. V. Admire, first Receiver. First . . . Map (db m29318) HM
4Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — Kingfisher College
Founded by Congregationalists, this college – site one mile north, 1890- 1922, achieved renown in education and character-building. It lives on at the University of Oklahoma as the Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion . . . Map (db m72993) HM
5Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — Kingfisher Stage Station
This stage station on the old Chisholm Trail, 1867-1889, was 4 blocks no., on south side of Kingfisher Creek. The trail had two branches in this area; one for cattle was 6 miles east.Map (db m185854) HM
6Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — 48 — Run of '89 West Boundary
On this line -- 98° W. Longitude -- many campers sat by their fires the night before the opening of "Old Oklahoma." The next day at noon on April 22, 1889, many people set out running on foot and by horse for 160 acre land claims in unassigned . . . Map (db m185808) HM
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7Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — 49 — Run of '92
East boundary of Indian country -- 98° W. Longitude west of this line lay the land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Each member of their two tribes had been allotted 160 acres before the surplus land was opened to settlers. At noon April 19, 1892 they . . . Map (db m185816) HM
8Oklahoma, Kingfisher County, Kingfisher — The Chisholm Trail
This trade route from southern Texas to Kansas was used to drive an estimated five million head of cattle north to the raiheads in Abilene, Kansas from 1867 to 1884. Named for a man of Scottish-Cherokee descent who built several trading posts . . . Map (db m185870) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023