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

Clickable Map of Washita 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> Washita County, OK (13) Beckham County, OK (19) Caddo County, OK (53) Custer County, OK (21) Kiowa County, OK (5)  WashitaCounty(13) Washita County (13)  BeckhamCounty(19) Beckham County (19)  CaddoCounty(53) Caddo County (53)  CusterCounty(21) Custer County (21)  KiowaCounty(5) Kiowa County (5)
Cordell is the county seat for Washita County
Adjacent to Washita County, Oklahoma
      Beckham County (19)  
      Caddo County (53)  
      Custer County (21)  
      Kiowa County (5)  
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1 Oklahoma, Washita County, Canute — 218 — Canute
Early inhabitants of the area were plains Indians who followed and hunted the roaming herds of buffalo that grazed the rich grasslands of this area. evidence of several Indian encampments have been located on Trail Elk, Turkey and Oak Creeks as well . . . Map (db m119435) HM
2 Oklahoma, Washita County, Canute — Canute Centennial1902 - 2002 — Canute Town and County Centennial —
Town Chartered July 2, 1902 - Canute established Oklahoma territory Canute city lots sold by lottery for $10.00 per lot 1902 - 1st State Bank receives charter 1904 - Water well dug in in middle of main street with windmill for horses . . . Map (db m120167) HM
3 Oklahoma, Washita County, Canute — 217 — David Lee Walters
David Lee Walters, 24th Governor of Oklahoma and first Governor from Western Oklahoma, was born in Canute on Nov. 20. 1951. Raised on a nearby farm, he attended schools in Canute and graduated from Canute High School as Valedictorian in 1969. He . . . Map (db m120164) HM
4 Oklahoma, Washita County, Canute — Great Western Cattle Trail1874–1896 — GWCT —
The Great Western Cattle Trail began at Bandera, TX. As the demand for beef increased in the east, returning Civil War soldiers headed wild longhorn cattle from south Texas and Mexico north to the railhead at Dodge City, KS. The first herd . . . Map (db m120012) HM
5 Oklahoma, Washita County, Canute — 216 — St. Francis Church
St. Francis of Assisi Church, two miles south and two miles east of present day Canute, was an important outpost of the Roman Catholic Church in western Oklahoma. Founded by Father Steber in 1899, it served as "the mother parish of the west", from . . . Map (db m120160) HM
6 Oklahoma, Washita County, Cordell — Coming of the Indians
Beginning about 1820, the U.S. relocated the Five Civilized Tribes to Oklahoma. The Choctaws and the Chickasaws were located between the South Canadian and Red Rivers. In 1855, the U.S. leased lands from the Choctaws to settle the Plains Indians. . . . Map (db m166920) HM
7 Oklahoma, Washita County, Cordell — Coming of the White Man
In 1540, Coronado, the Spanish explorer and governor of Mexico, traveled from Mexico through the southern Great Plains, including this part of Oklahoma, returning via New Mexico. He claimed all of the western United States for his native Spain. . . . Map (db m143747) HM
8 Oklahoma, Washita County, Cordell — Flame of FreedomCordell Veterans Memorial
This flame of freedom burns eternally, honoring veterans who served in all wars, especially to those who fought and died that people of all countries might be freeMap (db m142870) WM
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9 Oklahoma, Washita County, Cordell — 231 — Washita CountyHome of America's First Upstream Flood Control Dam
Cloud Creek #1 Washita River Basin Dedicated July 8, 1948 Rededicated July 3, 1998 Cloud Creek Dam No. 1 located 11 miles southeast of Cordell was the first of 1140 dams in the Washita river basin and the first of over 10.000 . . . Map (db m120178) HM
10 Oklahoma, Washita County, Cordell — Washita County Courthouse
Construction Started 1910 - Completed 1911 Listed National Register of Historical Buildings in United States State of Oklahoma Historical Society 1985 Floyd Craig - Mayor of Cordell Washita County Commissioners Gene Etris · Alfred . . . Map (db m166788) HM
11 Oklahoma, Washita County, New Cordell — Cordell AcademySite Three Blocks East
Opened in 1906, under auspices of the Dutch Reformed Church, this pioneer school taught the youth here in Christian living. Its motto was "Labor omnia vincit." Presidents to its close in 1911 were: Myron B. Keator, Dr. Jacob Poppen, Rev. C.H Spaan. . . . Map (db m185051) HM
12 Oklahoma, Washita County, New Cordell — Cordell, Okla.
Home of Cordell Christian College 1907-1918 Western Okla. Christian College 1921-1925 Oklahoma Christian College 1925-1931 Map (db m185050) HM
13 Oklahoma, Washita County, New Cordell — Red Bluff Community Church and School
Red Bluff Church and School first opened in 1900. The church was the first missionary Baptist in Washita County; functioning until 1946. The Red Bluff School also served the community until that time, acting as a social center. The church building . . . Map (db m185052) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023