Oklahoma Historic Places Database

Birthplace of Will Rogers

Nov. 4 1879 - Aug 15, 1935. Will Rogers world renowned writer, humorist and actor, was born on a ranch east of Oologah in Cooweescoowee, Indian Territory. He and Wiley Post died in an airplane crash at Point Barrow, Alaska. His birthpla ...

Claremore Mound

Site of battle of "Strawberry Moon" 1817, when Chief Clermont's Osage village was wiped out by Cherokees. This Osage band from Missouri had settled near the mound at insistence of fur traders of St. Louis. Osages became the wealthiest I ...

Dog Iron Ranch and Will Rogers Birthplace

Living history Dog Iron Ranch and log-walled, two-story post-Civil War home where Will Rogers was born November 4, 1879, son of a Cherokee senator, judge and cattleman. Home is authentically conserved and open to the public.

Oklahoma's First Waterflood

Injection of water into an oil reservoir to increase recovery was first attempted in Oklahoma on an oil lease 5.8 miles east of this location. From that effort a recovery method previously used in eastern fields was adapted to condit ...

Rogers County

Rogers County, Oklahoma

County Seat: Claremore, OK 74017

Wikipedia: Rogers County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Rogers County, Oklahoma

The county was originally created in 1906 and named Cooweescoowee. However, the residents protested and the name was changed to Rogers County, after Clem Vann Rogers, a mixed-blood Cherokee rancher and father of Will Rogers.