Pawnee County

County Seat: Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058

In 1891, The Pawnee Tribe agreed to take land allotments from the reservation, and the remaining land was opened to non-Indian settlers in 1893 during the Cherokee Outlet opening. Prior to the land opening, Pawnee County was organized as County Q, and the future town of Pawnee, Townsite Number 13, was designated the county seat. In 1894, the voters chose the name Pawnee County over the name Platte County.


Cleveland - Pioneer Oil City
July 2, 1904, The Lowery No. 1 came in just S. of Cleveland opening the Cleveland Sand and creating Oklahoma's first oil boom town. Here also was Jordan's fort built in 1886 by Col. J.W. Jordan Cherokee agent and deputy U.S. marshal to keep Boomers out of Cherokee Outlet. Oklahoma Historical So ...
Pawnee Agency
Pawnee Agency Established 1874. Pawnees sold their Nebraska lands and bought reservation here, selected by chiefs ans WM. Burgess U.S. Agent. Pawnee Boarding was opened near agency in 1877. Reservation opened to white settlement Sept. 16, 1893. Agency consolidated ,1928, for 5 ...
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum State Park
Commemorating The influence on The Oklahoma Land Opening of 1889 of Gordon William ( Pawnee Bill) and May Manning Lillie, World famous wild west showman and White Chief of the Pawnee Indians 1984 Oklahoma State Society Daughter of the American Colonist Mary Everett Rudy, Regent Not ...
Pawnee County Courthouse
National Register of Historic Places
Ralston Opera House
The Ralston Opera Hours was constructed in 1902 and provided live entertainment and silent movies until 1927. The Opera House is open for tours on Saturdays. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, #87001257. The Opera House is the center piece of the towns 10 year plan to ...
Rough Rider
Dedicated to Roosevelt's Rough Riders buried at a nearby cemetery, this is the only monument dedicated to the Rough Riders in Oklahoma.