Canadian County

County Seat: El Reno, Oklahoma 73036

Canadian County is named for the Canadian River.

 

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Beecham Cemetery
Beecham Cemetery South side of Marker Nathan and Almira Beecham 'Pioneers' to Oklahoma, gave this plot of ground in 1891 to become the Beecham Cemetery. Their two children, Guy Will and Neti Pearl Beecham, were the first to be interred here. Descendants and friend of the pioneer have sinc ...
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Canadian County Court House
El Reno is the county seat of Canadian County.
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Canadian County Historical Museum
The museum has several historic buildings on exibit including a Red Cross canteen, a railroad depot, a hotel and an old jail.
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Canadian County Jail
List in the National Register of Historic Places
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Canadian County Sheriff Stables
Canadian County Sheriff Stables Built ca. 1908,BR. Restored 1995 - 1999 By Preservation El Reno Inc. Stan Gralla Architects The following individuals and organizations stepped forward to mark generous financial contributions to preserve this important historic structure. for their res ...
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Chisholm Trail - Yukon
Chisholm Trail - Yukon Over this spot passed the vast herds of longhorned cattle from the ranges of Texas to the railroads in Kansas. It was in 1867 that the first herd came up this trail on the way to the nearest railroad loading yards in Abilene, Kansas. Jesse Chisholm, an Oklahoma ...
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Cowboy Camp Springs
Cowboy Camp Springs This pond is the site of an important watering hole used by drovers as they passed through this area on the way to the railheads in Kansas. Created by the confluence of two natural springs, it has been used for hundreds of years by Indians, buffalo, and o ...
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Darlington - Monument
Darlington Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency Established there 1870, by Brinton Darlington, Quaker, Indian Agent appointed by President Grant. Important Stop on Chisholm Trail Site of Arapaho School, John H. Seger, Supt. Post Office Established in 1873, and First Newspaper "Cheyenne Transporter" in Wes ...
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Darlington Agency Site
Darlington Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency Established there 1870, by Brinton Darlington, Quaker, Indian Agent appointed by President Grant. Important Stop on Chisholm Trail Site of Arapaho School, John H. Seger, Supt. Post Office Established in 1873, and First Newspaper "Cheyenne Transport ...
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El Reno Carnegie Library
El Reno Carnegie Library Has been place on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1905
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Fort Reno Marker
Fort Reno Old Post about 2 mi. N. U.S. troops encamped near Cheyenne Agencey 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 Antietam., 1 ...
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Gift of John Kirkpatrick
Gift of John E. Kirkpatrick Chisholm Trail Marker erected on Land of John E. Kirkpatrick given to him by his grandmother, Mrs. Lewis Mortimer Spencer, on date of his birth, Feb. 13, 1908. His grandfather , Lewis M. Spencer, was one of Yukon Founders. Oklahoma Historical Society 1966
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Goff House
The Goff House The home was built in 1900-1991, by William and Magdalen Goff. MR.Goff come 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. He organized the Goff Cadet Band. The home is an excellent architect ...
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Historical Fort Reno
Fort Reno, a military camp in 1874, was established to protect the personnel at the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agency. In 1875, the commanding officer was authorized to select a site for a military post. First known as the "Camp Near Cheyenne Agency," the location was named Fort Reno in honor of Major ...
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Hotel El Reno
National Register of Historic Place
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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 southern most for Mennonites along Chisholm Trail. Farmers of Swiss from Berne, Ind., German and German Russian decent were urged to set ...
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Major General Jesse Lee Reno
Major General Jesse Lee Reno 1823-1862 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 cr ...
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Red Cross Canteen
National Register of Historic Places
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Reno City, Oklahoma Territory
Reno City, O.T. Reno City was founded on the day of the first run April 22, 1889. Having been platted beforehand. It was situated just east of the boundary line the ninety eighth meridian and 3 miles east of the C and A Indian Agency at Darling, O.T. The town flourished at first with seve ...
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Run of '89 West Boundary
At the opening of "Old Oklahoma" April 22, 1889, this was the west line for the Run starting at 12 O'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, east were peopled by tens of thousands of homes where planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall. Marker stone on ground ...