Otipoby Comanche Cemetery


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Otipoby Comanche Cemetery

The cemetery site was owned by Hugh Otipoby, who donated it to the Comanche tribe in 1929. The United States Army purchased the land in 1942.

The Otipoby Comanche Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1977.

National Register of Historic Places:
Indian Cemeteries *** (added 1977 - Site - #77001510)
Also known as Apache Prisoner-of-War Cemeteries, & Otipoby Comanche Cemetery
Fort Sill Military Reservation, Fort Sill
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Native American, Military
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Federal
Historic Function: Defense, Funerary
Historic Sub-function: Cemetery
Current Function: Defense, Funerary
Current Sub-function: Cemetery


Directions:

From The Fort Sill Museum take Randolph Road to Quinette Road, pass the Patriot Club and the Golf Course pass under I-44 and follow the signs to the Apache Cemetery About 2 1/2 miles. Go on past first cemetery about 1 mile on is this cemetery.Fort Sill Military Reservation, Fort Sill, OK

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