Oklahoma Historic Places Database

Crossing The Red

Statue in front of the Jackson County Courthouse Crossing The Red Dedicated by Altus Rotary Club to the Pioneer Settlers of Jackson County on the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of th City of Altus 1991


Friendship Friendship was once called Alfalfa, serving as the site of the Alfalfa Post Office from 1903 to 1905. Clabber Flat School, which began one mile west and one-half mile north of here in 1899, became the first Friendship Sch ...

Friendship School

Friendship School Dedicated in memory of parents, teachers and friends who thought us the true meaning of friendship, scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership and honor. For more than sixty years Friendship schools m ...

Great Western Trail Markers

Great Western Trail Markers In 1874 Captain John T. Lytle and several Cowboys left South Texas with 3,500 head of longhorn cattle. Five years later the route Lytle cut out of the prairie to Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, had become the m ...

Jackson County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Martha Centennial Memorial

1896-1996 History of the Martha Community *

The Altus - Jackson County Well

The Altus - Jackson County Well - Hand dug in 1889-90 by Mr. Sam Neal who homesteaded the lands that comprise downtown Altus this well was 35 feet deep and was walled with brink. Rediscovered in 1989, this restoration project has been a ...

The Great Western Cattle Trail

The Great Western Cattle Trail Circa 1876-1895 Began in southern Texas after Quanah Parker and the Comanches surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Due to the failing Post-Civil War economy in Texas. Ranchers developed a 1,000 mile tra ...

Western Cattle Trail

Western Cattle Trail In 1875 the last free bands of Comanches and Kiowas were confined to the reservations at Fort Sill, allowing regular cattle drives over the Western Cattle Trail, which continued until about 1888. By the time the ...

Jackson County

Jackson County, Oklahoma

County Seat: Altus, OK 73521

Wikipedia: Jackson County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Jackson County, Oklahoma

Jackson County was named for two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.