Jackson County

County Seat: Altus, Oklahoma 73521

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


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 School, acquiring its new name because it was the home of the ...
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 meet the education needs and were the heart of the Friendsh ...
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 most significant Cattle Trail in history - The Great Western ...
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 part of the "89" centennial celebration for the state of O ...
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 trail to Dodge City, Ogallala and other northern markets to re ...
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 drives ended, millions of Longhorns had passed this way, t ...