“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Garfield County, Oklahoma

Clickable Map of Garfield County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Garfield County, OK (8) Alfalfa County, OK (4) Grant County, OK (1) Kay County, OK (35) Kingfisher County, OK (8) Logan County, OK (29) Major County, OK (5) Noble County, OK (4)  GarfieldCounty(8) Garfield County (8)  AlfalfaCounty(4) Alfalfa County (4)  GrantCounty(1) Grant County (1)  KayCounty(35) Kay County (35)  KingfisherCounty(8) Kingfisher County (8)  LoganCounty(29) Logan County (29)  MajorCounty(5) Major County (5)  NobleCounty(4) Noble County (4)
Enid is the county seat for Garfield County
Adjacent to Garfield County, Oklahoma
      Alfalfa County (4)  
      Grant County (1)  
      Kay County (35)  
      Kingfisher County (8)  
      Logan County (29)  
      Major County (5)  
      Noble County (4)  
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1Oklahoma, Garfield County, Bison — Buffalo SpringsOn the Old Chisholm Trail. 1/3 mi West
On U.S. 81, 0.2 miles south of County Road E0550, on the right when traveling south.
From this noted watering place came the name of "Bison," 1 mi. so., "Buffalo Springs" was the camp site of Pat Hennessey and his men just before they were massacred, 7 mi. so., July 4, 1874. Next day, a war band of Indians was stood off by ranchmen . . . Map (db m39801) HM
2Oklahoma, Garfield County, Bison — Run of '89 North Boundary
On U.S. 81, 0.4 miles north of County Road E0590, on the right when traveling south.
At the opening of "Old Oklahoma", April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up . . . Map (db m39796) HM
3Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — Government Springs
On South 5th Street, 0.1 miles south of East Oklahoma Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
A camping place on the Old Chisholm Trail before and after 1865 Though the pathfinders die the paths remain openMap (db m55716) HM
4Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — Jesse Chisholm(circa 1805-1868)
Near Gott Road, 0.7 miles south of West Southgate Road, on the right when traveling south.
A section of the famed Chisholm Trail (1867-1885), which was used to drive cattle from Texas to the rail heads in Kansas after the Civil War, crosses a portion of Vance AFB near the entrance to the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The trail was named . . . Map (db m89793) HM
5Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — Pioneers: Past, Present and Future
On West Randolph Avenue at Business U.S. 64, on the left when traveling west on West Randolph Avenue.
This sculpture is a tribute to the pioneers of Oklahoma. The farmer, "Boomer" Sooner represents the spirit of the pioneers who settled the frontier during the 1893 Land Run. The WWII aviator is Lt. Col. Leon Vance, Medal of Honor recipient, Enid . . . Map (db m216181) HM
6Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — The Chisholm Trail1865 – 1893
On U.S. 60 at Carrier Road (Oklahoma Highway 45), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 60.
Here passed the Old Cattle Trail, blazed by Jesse Chisholm, which finally stretched for eight hundred miles from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas over which cowboys from the pasture-lands of the great southwest drove their herds to the . . . Map (db m55715) HM
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7Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — The Missouri Compromise(36° 30' North Latitude)
On U.S. 60 at Cottonwood Lane, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 60.
This marker sits on the Missouri Compromise line which by an Act of Congress on March 6, 1820, enabled Missouri to be admitted to the Union as a Slave State. But, the Act forbade slavery in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase North of the 36° 30' . . . Map (db m55714) HM
8Oklahoma, Garfield County, Enid — United States Land Office
Near South 4th Street north of Business U.S. 64, on the right when traveling north.
This is the only remaining United States Land Office from the six Oklahoma land runs (1889-1896) and other Oklahoma land openings. This office was built in Enid for the registration of claims in County O, later named Garfield County, for the land . . . Map (db m215978) HM
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Mar. 24, 2023