- Antelope Hills
Located 30 miles northwest of Cheyenne, this was a familiar landmark in early American history, once marking the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico.
- Battle of The Washita
2 mi. West Nov. 27, 1868, Col. George A. Custer, commanding 7th Cavalry, attacked the Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle. 153 Cheyenne casualties, and 34 U.S. troops killed or wounded. Among the killed was Capt. L.M. Hamilton, grandson of Alexander Hamilton. Battle the start of Sheridan's Washita campaign.
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- Black Kettle National Grassland
The Black Kettle National Grassland contains 31,300 acres with 30,724 acres located near Cheyenne, Oklahoma, and the remaining 576 acres located near Canadian, Texas and comprising the Lake Marvin Recreation Area.
- California Road
California Road crossed here. First traveled by gold seekers in Rush for California spring 1849, under military escort commanded by Capt. R.B. Marcy west from Ft. Smith, Ark. Antelpoe Hills, 8 mi. N.W., once landmark for international line of U.S. and Mexico. On Little Robe Creek N.W. of Hills is site of Commanche Battle with Texas Rangers, Cap John S. Ford, 1858
- Cheyenne City Park and Museum complex
There are 6 museums in the city park complex. We have the One Room School, Pioneer Museum, Minnie Slief Community Museum and Veterans Display, Santa Fe Depot, Chapel, and Kendall House Log Cabin. The Log Cabin and One Room School are self guided with signage in the windows and are open any time. Summer hours for the museums are M-S from 10 – 4 All museums are free, with donations welcomed. There is plenty of parking for vehicles of all types and bathrooms are readily accessible. We are handicapped accessible in the museums as well as ...
- Dead Warrior Lake / Black Kettle Recreation Area
Dead Warrior Lake, a.k.a. Dead Indian Lake or Black Kettle Lake, is part of the Black Kettle National Grasslands Recreation Area. The 80-acre lake has 3 miles of shoreline and is open year round. Amenities include 12 primitive campsites, restrooms, outdoor grills, picnic areas, boat ramps/docks and a nature trail.
Cheyenne Arapaho Land Run April 19, 1892 Durham Oklahoma Centennial Farms and Ranches 1907 - 2007 1892 Frank Cole, James Madison Porter, Mattew Hamilton Shaw 1893 Augusta Corson Metcalfe 1901 Paul August Adolph Schmidt, Robert Adolph Manhart, Omer D. Lucas 1903 Albert Perry Smith 1905 Fred Churchill, John Wesley Leitner - 1908
- Metcalfe Museum
The "Sagebrush Artist", Augusta Corson Metcalfe (1881-1971), a single woman homesteader, recorded both the hardships and the beauty of the land along the Washita River in paintings, drawings, and sketches. Memorialized in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Augusta's artwork has appeared in galleries throughout the United States. The family homestead, numerous memorabilia, and her art work housed in a new art gallery, have been preserved by her son, Howard, and is open to the public with no admission.
- Old Black Kettle Museum
UPDATE: This museum is no more. They have moved everything to the new Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitors Center to the west of town. The building is now the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. Museum focuses on the Cheyenne people and the attack of George Armstrong Custer on Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle's village November 27, 1868. The museum serves at present as the interpretive center for the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. The museum includes Cheyenne history, Oklahoma history, art and artifacts, area ...
- Pioneer Doctor Marker
Pioneer DoctorDr. Henri Clifford LairdOct 11, 1856 - Aug 30, 1939Mrs. Elbertine Hutcheson LairdOct 18, 1881 - April 6, 1954Parents of Clifford JRL and Mignon
- Records Vault
Records Vault. Built in 1907-08 by W.R. Casady. Protected the court records in the courthouse fire of 1916. Listed on the State Historical Sites of Oklahoma.
- Roger Mills County Courthouse
Roger Mills County Courthouse
- S. S. McColgin Highway
S. S. McColgin Highway. Dedicated in honor of the honorable S.S. McColgin, State Senator. As a tribute for outstanding public service. Authorized by join resolution of the twenty ninth Oklahoma Legislature 1963
- Sandstone Creek Area
World's First Upper Stream Flood Prevention Project completed 1953, Roger Mills Co. 68,770 acres drainage.
- Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868. The controversial strike was hailed at the time by the military and many civilians as a significant victory aimed at reducing Indian raids on frontier settlements. Washita remains controversial because many Indians and whites labeled Custer's attack a massacre. Black Kettle is still honored as ...
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- Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitors Center
The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era.
Historic Places For Roger Mills County