Jefferson County

County Seat: Waurika, Oklahoma 73573

Jefferson County was named to honor U.S. Pres. Thomas Jefferson.

 

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Chisholm Trail History Museum
Through artifacts and photographs the Chisholm Trail Historical Museum tells the story of the trail and the people associated with it. In addition, the museum provides a glimpse into the early days of the Waurika community.
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First Presbyterian Church
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Added 2002 - #02000175
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Fleetwood School
Fleetwood School Built in 1880's on this site just south of the road. This building served as the school and community church for the Methodist and Baptist. The school was closed in 1927 as a high school and the students attended the Terral School. The grammar school here closed in 1933. ...
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Fleetwood Store and Post Office
Fleetwood Store and Post Office Established by Houston F. Fleetwood The first store was built here in the 1880's, moved by Fleetwood from south of his home site because the cattle of the trail drive caused too much commotion for business as usual. This store became the first Post Office ...
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Fleetwood Townsite
Fleetwood Townsite Established in the 1880's by Houston F. Fleetwood who settled her in 1878. He built the first store and post office here. He grubstaked with his aid started many prosperous farmers, ranchers and business men. The town had a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, and school h ...
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Jefferson County Courthouse
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added 1984 #84003065
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Monument Hill / Chisholm Trail Lookout Point
Monument Hill Chisholm Trail Lookout Point Hardships tested the mettle of men on the trail. Sever weather at times mad conditions hazardous as well as miserable and there was always the treat of stampedes caused by a bolt of lightning a loud clap of thunder or the trickery of raiders. The s ...
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Old Chisholm Trail Crossing Red River / Fleetwood Terral Indian Territory
Old Chisholm Trail Crossing Red River Fleetwood Terral Indian Territory Looking southeast is Red River station in Texas -- the Chisholm Trail entered there and come out in Indian Territory here at the Fleetwood Community. Millons of cattle crossed here on their way from Texas to Abile ...
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Rock Island Passenger Station
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added 2002 #02000173
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San Bernardo
San Bernardo site in immediate vicinity west 'Oklahoma's oldest town on Red River' the great village of the wichita indians with a french trading post here was named in honor of Gov. Bernardo de Galvez, in 1778 when Oklahoma was a part of Louisiana. Oklahoma Historical Society, 1950
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State Highway 79 Bridge at the Red River
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added 1996 - #96001518. Significant because of the rarity of the bridge-type, camelback pony truss.
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Terral Indian Territory
Terral Indian Territory Founded May 1892 By John Heidelberg Dace Terral Mr. Terral was born August 1st, 1858 in Whitman, Miss. he married Miss Missourie Amanda Dubose in 1876 at Waynesborough, Miss. nine children were born to this union. The family moved to Texas about1881 where Mr. Terral ...
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Waurika
This is the only county seat on the 98th Meridian in Oklahoma. Townsite, on west side of line, was in Kiowa-Comanche Reservation opened to settlement on Aug. 6, 1901. Moneka was the post office, established 1895, on east side of line, in Pickens Co., Chickasaw Nation. Waurika post office ope ...
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Welcome to Oklahoma's Chisholm Trail Centennial Corridor-Red River Crossing
Welcome to Oklahoma's Chisholm Trail Centennial Corridor The Corridor, and Oklahoma Centennial Project, marks the Old Chisholm Trail, Cattle Trail as it crosses Oklahoma as indicated on the map to the left. US Highway 81 generally follows the Trail and is marked with signs indicating histor ...