Cimarron County

County Seat: Boise City, Oklahoma 73933

Kenton, in the far northwestern corner, is the only Oklahoma community on Mountain Time.

Cimarron County is the only county in the United States that touches five states: Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and its own, Oklahoma.

 

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Black Mesa
Black Mesa is a mesa that extends from Mesa de Maya in Colorado southeasterly 28 miles (45 km) along the north bank of the Cimarron River, crossing the northeast corner of New Mexico to end at the confluence of the Cimarron and Carrizo Creek near Kenton in the Oklahoma panhandle. Its highest el ...
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Black Mesa State Park
This park is in Oklahoma's panhandle and got its name from the layer of black lava rock that coated the mesa about 30 million years ago. The Nature Preserve is located 15 miles from the state park and features Oklahoma's highest elevation at 4,973 feet above sea level. Black Mesa State Park is ...
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Boise City Bombed
Boise City Bombed July 5, 1943. Still Booming July 5, 1993. Placed by Boise City area Chamber of Commerce and Cimarron County Historical Society.
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Camp Nichols
Camp Nichols, also known as Fort Nichols or Camp Nichols Ranch, was a historic fortification located in present-day Cimarron County, Oklahoma. It was built by New Mexico and California volunteers under the command of Col. Kit Carson to protect travelers on the Cimarron Cut-off of the Santa Fe T ...
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Cimarron County Courthouse
Listed in the National Register of Historical Places
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Cimmy the Dinosaur
Cimarronasaurus "Cimmy" Size of this Apatosaurus calculated from 80% of bones that were excavated in western Cimarron County in the 1930s. Length - 65 feet, Height - 35 feet, Weight - 18,000 pounds. Artist Joe Barrington, Throckmorton, TX. Concept and funds donated by Bob and Norma Ge ...
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Dinosaur Quarry
Statue of a dinosaur bone found in the area
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Dinosaur Tracks
Located on private property, dinosaur tracks have been preserved in sandstone creek beds and are available for viewing during daylight hours. Be sure to walk down into the creek bed to see two sets of tracks.
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Fort Nichols
7 mi S.W. Established in May 1865, by Kit Carson, hero of Valverde and Brig. Gen., New Mexico Volunteers, to guard Santa Fe Trail and furnish escorts for caravans engaged in Santa Fe trade. Santa Fe Trail crossed this highway here and was first traveled by William Beknell's expedition from ...
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Kenton Museum
A small native rock home built in 1902 is one of the oldest buildings in Kenton, Oklahoma. Exhibits include items that helped settle No Man's Land. Free admission, donations appreciated.
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Santa Fe Trail
Surveyed by J.C. Brown 1826-27. Heaviest traffic during California Gold Rush 1849. Abandoned on completion of A.T. & S.F. Railroad in 1880
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Sante Fe Trail - NM/OK Border
Santa Fe Trail Cimarron Route 1822 - 1880 -- Marker by the High Plains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution -- Oklahoma
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The Mormon Battalion in the Oklahoma Panhandle
From September 23 through 27, 1846, the Mormon Battalion crossed the northwestern portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle. The little army's 500-plus volunteers, recruited for the Mexican War, were enlisted near Council Bluffs, Iowa, from among the first company of Mormon pioneers, who were then en-r ...