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Historical Markers in Woods County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Woods 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 Woods County, OK (2) Alfalfa County, OK (1) Harper County, OK (1) Major County, OK (5) Woodward County, OK (9) Barber County, KS (9) Comanche County, KS (2)  WoodsCounty(2) Woods County (2)  AlfalfaCounty(1) Alfalfa County (1)  HarperCounty(1) Harper County (1)  MajorCounty(5) Major County (5)  WoodwardCounty(9) Woodward County (9)  BarberCountyKansas(9) Barber County (9)  ComancheCounty(2) Comanche County (2)
Alva is the county seat for Woods County
Adjacent to Woods County, Oklahoma
      Alfalfa County (1)  
      Harper County (1)  
      Major County (5)  
      Woodward County (9)  
      Barber County, Kansas (9)  
      Comanche County, Kansas (2)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Woods County), Freedom — Battle of Turkey Springs, I.T.7 Mi. N. Of Here
Last known encounter between Indians & U.S. Army in Okla. here Sept. 13-14, 1878. Northern Cheyenne led by Dull Knife & Little Wolf fled Darlington Agency at Ft. Reno to return to Dakotas. Crossing Woods Co. they killed 2 cowboys employed by W.R. . . . Map (db m181586) HM
2Oklahoma (Woods County), Freedom — Cowboy Cemetery
On September 12, 1878, the bodies of Reuben Bristow and Fred Clark were found near here. It was believed they had been killed by Northern Cheyenne Indians led by Chief Dull Knife. Bristow and Clark were cowboys hauling salt for Comanche pool cattle . . . Map (db m19213) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022