Oklahoma Historic Places Database


Home on the Range

Author's grave in Fairview Cemetery, Dr. Brewster Higley (b.1922) of Indiana wrote this song when he lived in Kansas. The words were printed in a local paper (1873), and became a favorite song along the cattle trails. First published in ...

Jim Thorpe Birth Place #2

James Francis Thorpe, a Sac and Fox, was born as Wa-tho-huck or "bright path." He dominated the 1912 Olympics, winning both the decathlon and pentathlon events. He played major league baseball and professional football. He was the first ...

Leroy Gordon Cooper

Leroy Cooper was one of the first seven American astronauts named in 1959. He flew one of the early missions into space aboard Faith 7 in 1963. His 22 orbits around the earth became the longest space flight at that time in history. Coop ...

Sacred Heart Mission

Founded in 1876 by Father Isidore Robot on Potawatomi Indian lands, the mission served both the educational and spiritual needs of the Native Americans in the region. The educational work was eventually transferred to St. Gregory's Coll ...

Shawnee Milling Company

Original flour mill built in 1891 S. of N. Canadian River, S. of Shawnee. Moved to present site in 1895. April 20, 1906, mill purchased by J. Lloyd Ford. He was leader in Okla. flour milling for over 50 yrs. and played important pa ...

Shawnee Mission

Established in 1871 - The Society of Friends opened this mission for the Absentee Shawnee, this Christian work continuing 53 years among all Indian tribes living near here. The first log house was replaced by the present church building ...

Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

County Seat: Shawnee, OK 74804

Wikipedia: Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

During the land run, Pottawatomie County was organized as County "B" with Tecumseh as the county seat. In 1892, the voters of the county elected to rename County "B" as Pottawatomie County after the Potawatomi tribe.