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Historical Markers and War Memorials in El Reno, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Canadian 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 Canadian County, OK (18) Blaine County, OK (5) Caddo County, OK (53) Cleveland County, OK (7) Grady County, OK (1) Kingfisher County, OK (8) Logan County, OK (28) McClain County, OK (6) Oklahoma County, OK (215)  CanadianCounty(18) Canadian County (18)  BlaineCounty(5) Blaine County (5)  CaddoCounty(53) Caddo County (53)  ClevelandCounty(7) Cleveland County (7)  GradyCounty(1) Grady County (1)  KingfisherCounty(8) Kingfisher County (8)  LoganCounty(28) Logan County (28)  McClainCounty(6) McClain County (6)  OklahomaCounty(215) Oklahoma County (215)
El Reno is the county seat for Canadian County
El Reno is in Canadian County
      Canadian County (18)  
ADJACENT TO CANADIAN COUNTY
      Blaine County (5)  
      Caddo County (53)  
      Cleveland County (7)  
      Grady County (1)  
      Kingfisher County (8)  
      Logan County (28)  
      McClain County (6)  
      Oklahoma County (215)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — 1876 Officers' Quarters
This duplex, erected in 1876, served as the home of married officers and their families until Fort Reno was decommissioned in 1948. There were 3 bedrooms and a maid's room upstairs, and a parlor, front room, kitchen, and front porch on the ground . . . Map (db m171132) HM
2Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Adjutant Office
This Adjutant Office you see before you today is not actually the originally which was built of wood and served as Post Headquarters & Officer Quarters for 51 years. This structure, constructed of low fired brick and faced with concrete. In 1939, . . . Map (db m171129) HM
3Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Chapel
During World War II, an eastern portion of the Fort Reno lands served as an internment work camp for German & Italian Prisoners of War. Mostly from Gen. Rommel's Afrikakorp, captured in North Africa, over 1,300 Germans were brought to Fort Reno by . . . Map (db m171128) HM
4Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center
The Commander's Quarters was constructed in 1876. This building underwent major renovations during the WPA period in the late 1930's. Last remodeled in 2014, the building is home to BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center. This STEM (science, technology, . . . Map (db m171131) HM
5Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort RenoOld Post about 2 mi. N.
U.S. troops encamped near Cheyenne Agency in Indian uprising 1874. Site s.w. of agency selected by Agt. J.D. Miles and Capt T. Wint, established as permanent post in July, 1875, and named for Gen. Jesse L. Reno who died in action in Battle of . . . Map (db m39808) HM
6Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort RenoFounding and Development
In 1868, after several years of chasing the Plains Indians in the summertime, with no success, General Sherman developed the idea of a winter campaign. Severe winter weather made all Tribes less mobile. Sherman selected General Sheridan and Col. . . . Map (db m171122) HM
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7Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno
Site selected by Gen. Philip Sheridan Established 1874Map (db m171133) HM
8Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno Commissary 1885 & 1886
The Fort Reno Commissary is a 234-foot-long, 16,300 square foot building. It was constructed in three parts. The center section was built in 1885. The north and south sections were added in 1886. Supply trains and freight wagons brought food and . . . Map (db m171125) HM
9Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Guard House/Post Office
The Guard House, also known as a jail, was constructed in 1888 of native stone from a quarry located about 6 miles west of here. Many windows still have the bolts imbedded where iron bars were held in place. An annex was added to the west side of . . . Map (db m171127) HM
10Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building
Originally built in the late 1930's to serve as officer's barracks, then turned into a hospital in the mid 1940's, this building now serves as the Administration Building for USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory (GRL). GRL develops and delivers . . . Map (db m171124) HM
11Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — In Memory of Pioneer Mennonite Settlers
Mennonites settled in this area soon after Oklahoma territory opened by run April 22, 1889. Their first mission activity was among Indians. This colony was southernmost for Mennonites along Chisholm Trail. Farmers of Swiss (from Berne, Ind.), . . . Map (db m186333) HM
12Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Major General Jesse Lee Reno1823-1862
El Reno namesake born in Wheeling, West Virginia. Reno was a 1846 graduate of West Point Military and thrice decorated hero of 1846 war with Mexico. He was promoted to Brigadier General at the start of the Civil War. Reno is credited with saving the . . . Map (db m56899) HM
13Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — POW - MIA
Everyone Remembers POW - MIA You are Not Forgotten No One ForgetsMap (db m188334) WM
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14Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark
School and Chapel 1885 Home of Ben & Moka Clark 1908-1914 Ben Clark, more than any other man in the history of Western Oklahoma, can be identified with the history of Fort Reno. He was one of the interpreters at the signing of the treaty . . . Map (db m171123) HM
15Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno
The western branch of the Chisholm Trail passed less than one mile east of this location on its way to the Darlington Indian Agency located about a mile to the northeast. Fort Reno thus became an important resupply location for the drovers and herds . . . Map (db m171121) HM
16Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — The Goff House
The home was built in 1900-1901, by William and Magdalen Goff. Mr. Goff came to El Reno, in 1892, to work for Anheuser and Busch. He soon became an agent for the firm, later he started Goff Bottling Works and organized the Goff Cadet Band. The . . . Map (db m171134) HM
17Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Victorian
This Victorian style house was built in 1891 and used as Officer Quarters. It has three stories plus a basement. The foundation is stone with load-bearing brick on the lower floor. The second and third floors are a wood frame constructed with . . . Map (db m171130) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022