Oklahoma Historic Places Database


Antelope Hills

Located 30 miles northwest of Cheyenne, this was a familiar landmark in early American history, once marking the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico.

Battle of The Washita

2 mi. West Nov. 27, 1868, Col. George A. Custer, commanding 7th Cavalry, attacked the Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle. 153 Cheyenne casualties, and 34 U.S. troops killed or wounded. Among the killed was Capt. L.M. Hamilton, ...

Black Kettle National Grassland

The Black Kettle National Grassland contains 31,300 acres with 30,724 acres located near Cheyenne, Oklahoma, and the remaining 576 acres located near Canadian, Texas and comprising the Lake Marvin Recreation Area.

California Road

California Road crossed here. First traveled by gold seekers in Rush for California spring 1849, under military escort commanded by Capt. R.B. Marcy west from Ft. Smith, Ark. Antelpoe Hills, 8 mi. N.W., once landmark for international ...

Cheyenne City Park and Museum complex

There are 6 museums in the city park complex. We have the One Room School, Pioneer Museum, Minnie Slief Community Museum and Veterans Display, Santa Fe Depot, Chapel, and Kendall House Log Cabin. The Log Cabin and One Room School are ...

Dead Warrior Lake / Black Kettle Recreation Area

Dead Warrior Lake, a.k.a. Dead Indian Lake or Black Kettle Lake, is part of the Black Kettle National Grasslands Recreation Area. The 80-acre lake has 3 miles of shoreline and is open year round. Amenities include 12 primitive campsite ...

Durham

Cheyenne Arapaho Land Run April 19, 1892 Durham Oklahoma Centennial Farms and Ranches 1907 - 2007 1892 Frank Cole, James Madison Porter, Mattew Hamilton Shaw 1893 Augusta Corson Metcalfe 1901 Paul August Adolph Schmidt, Robert Ado ...

Metcalfe Museum

The "Sagebrush Artist", Augusta Corson Metcalfe (1881-1971), a single woman homesteader, recorded both the hardships and the beauty of the land along the Washita River in paintings, drawings, and sketches. Memorialized in the Oklahoma ...

Old Black Kettle Museum

UPDATE: This museum is no more. They have moved everything to the new Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitors Center to the west of town. The building is now the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. Museum focuses on the Cheyenne ...

Pioneer Doctor Marker

Pioneer DoctorDr. Henri Clifford LairdOct 11, 1856 - Aug 30, 1939Mrs. Elbertine Hutcheson LairdOct 18, 1881 - April 6, 1954Parents of Clifford JRL and Mignon

Records Vault

Records Vault. Built in 1907-08 by W.R. Casady. Protected the court records in the courthouse fire of 1916. Listed on the State Historical Sites of Oklahoma.

S. S. McColgin Highway

S. S. McColgin Highway. Dedicated in honor of the honorable S.S. McColgin, State Senator. As a tribute for outstanding public service. Authorized by join resolution of the twenty ninth Oklahoma Legislature 1963

Sandstone Creek Area

World's First Upper Stream Flood Prevention Project completed 1953, Roger Mills Co. 68,770 acres drainage.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on Novem ...

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitors Center

The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 18 ...

Roger Mills County

Roger Mills County, Oklahoma

County Seat: Cheyenne, OK 73628

Wikipedia: Roger Mills County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Roger Mills County, Oklahoma

Roger Mills County takes its name from Roger Q. Mills, a prominent American politician from Texas.

The town of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County is the location of the Battle of the Washita, where George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Cheyenne village on the Washita River on November 26, 1868.

During the 1970s Roger Mills County and the surrounding area would benefit from the natural gas and oil development in the Panhandle-Hugoton field, the largest-volume gas field in the United States, and the world’s largest known source of helium. Between 1973 and 1993 the field produced over 8-trillion cubic feet of gas.