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Historical Markers in Guymon, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Texas 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 Texas County, OK (15) Beaver County, OK (6) Cimarron County, OK (7) Morton County, KS (1) Seward County, KS (10) Stevens County, KS (1) Hansford County, TX (16) Ochiltree County, TX (11) Sherman County, TX (6)  TexasCounty(15) Texas County (15)  BeaverCounty(6) Beaver County (6)  CimarronCounty(7) Cimarron County (7)  MortonCountyKansas(1) Morton County (1)  SewardCounty(10) Seward County (10)  StevensCounty(1) Stevens County (1)  HansfordCountyTexas(16) Hansford County (16)  OchiltreeCounty(11) Ochiltree County (11)  ShermanCounty(6) Sherman County (6)
Guymon is the county seat for Texas County
Guymon is in Texas County
      Texas County (15)  
ADJACENT TO TEXAS COUNTY
      Beaver County (6)  
      Cimarron County (7)  
      Morton County, Kansas (1)  
      Seward County, Kansas (10)  
      Stevens County, Kansas (1)  
      Hansford County, Texas (16)  
      Ochiltree County, Texas (11)  
      Sherman County, Texas (6)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — "Trees" of the Prairie
Barbed wire didn't tame the west, nor did cowboys. The conqueror of the vast midsection of this country was the stately, creaking, dependable windmill. It brought water to livestock and people, and water was what it took to make the land bloom. . . . Map (db m188368) HM
2Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — E.T. Guymon
Edward T. Guymon was born in Illinois in 1859. At 21 he moved to McPherson, Kansas from Coatsburg, Illinois. Story is he sold a cow for $22 to pay his fare west. He loaded coal for the Santa Fe Railroad as a clerk and partner for the Star . . . Map (db m55265) HM
3Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma
Townsite planned on Rock Island Railroad survey by Inter-State Land & Town Co. in 1900. Rock Island Railroad built through Oklahoma Panhandle 1901. Town founded as Sanford Post Office 14 June 1901, changed to Guymon Post Office on 29 June . . . Map (db m55267) HM
4Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — Oil & Gas
Discovered in 1918, and drilled in the 1930's, the Hugoton Gas Field was one of the largest deposits of natural gas in the world. The Hugoton field which is approximately 3000' deep extends from SW Kansas through the Oklahoma Panhandle and into the . . . Map (db m55261) HM
5Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — Panhandle Area Natural Gas
The largest individual gas reserve in the United States covers much of the Oklahoma panhandle extending northward from Texas through this area and into Kansas this sprawling Hugoton Panhandle field provides gas to comfort mankind fire the boilers of . . . Map (db m78818) HM
6Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — The Cow
The rancher, bringing his cattle, first came to the open range of No Man's Land in the mid-1800s. Barbed wire fences later defined areas of ownership. Confined cattle feedyards developed in the 1950's. These feedlots resulted partly because of the . . . Map (db m55264) HM
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7Oklahoma (Texas County), Guymon — The Pig
Homesteading families in the Panhandle commonly had a pig or two for personal consumption. It was not until 1992 when Seaboard Farms announced they were going to build a pork processing plant in Guymon that the pork industry leapt forward here on . . . Map (db m55262) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022