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Texas County

E.T. Guymon

Edward T. Guymon was born in Illinois in 1859. At 21 he moved to McPherson, Kansas from Coatsburg Illinois. Story is he sold a cow for $22 to pay his fare west. He loaded coal for the Santa Fe…

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Love County

Love County

Love County has a rich historical significance to Oklahoma and the nation. Carved from the Louisiana Purchase and acquired from the Choctaw Nation by the Chickasaw Nation, the county was named …

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McClain County

Purcell Train Station

Purcell Train Station Amtrak The Heartland Flyer operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. . Located in the Heart of Oklahoma, Purcell’s history dates back to 1887 when the town became an i…

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Recently Updated Oklahoma Historic Places

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Updated: 09/09/2022 12:05
Wagoner County

Chief Pushmataha

Choctaw Indians made hunting expedition from Mississippi to this region, Jan. 1807, led by famous Chief Pushmataha. Camped east on Verdigris River was Joseph Bogy, French trader among Osages, w…

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Updated: 09/09/2022 11:52
Wagoner County

Texas Road (The Shawnee Trail)

Texas Road: The most Ancient and important trail through Oklahoma. --- Three Forks: At the head of navigation of the Verdigris River the oldest trading post in Oklahoma dating from 1812. …

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Updated: 09/09/2022 11:27
Wagoner County

Wagoner

Became Indian Territory's first incorporated town Jan. 4, 1896 under Mansfield's Digest of the Laws of Arkansas. The citizens (about 2,000) sought to form a city government to provide improveme…

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Updated: 03/02/2022 15:10
McIntosh County

Alexander Posey

Birthplace: 2½ miles N.E., 1873. Creek Poet: "Dew and the Bird," "Ode to Sequoyah," and other poems. Columnist: famous "Fus Fixico" letters. Editor, "Muskogee Times" and Eufaula 'Indian Journa…

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Updated: 03/02/2022 15:08
McIntosh County

North Fork Town

About 1.5 mi. East. Important center on Texas Road in Creek Nation, from 1836. Post office established as Micco, 1853. Albert Pike secured treaties for Confederate States, signed here, 1861, …

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Updated: 03/02/2022 14:48
McIntosh County

Rentiesville

This is one of thirteen All-Black towns, out of more than fifty that once existed, remaining in Oklahoma. While Tullahassee is reportedly the oldest, most were established between 1889 and 1907…

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About The Oklahoma Historic Places Database

A work in progress ...

This database is provided to help you explore the Great State of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historic Places Database is an on going project started on May 19, 2005. The information provided here was entered in by volunteers who visited or did research about each location. Some historic places may not have any information yet or even be listed. though we strive for accuracy, some information could be incorrect.

The Oklahoma Historical Society provided a list of all the historic markers in Oklahoma. However at the time we started this project this list only contained the name of the marker and which county it was in. We used this list (as of February 16, 2005) to seed the Oklahoma Historic Places Database.

Multiple sources including various books, videos, podcasts, internet web sites, and museum visits provide the information used to build the Oklahoma Historic Places Database.

Update! We recently changed our attribution policy to follow something like Wikipedia's. Starting in 2022 we will be updating each entry in the historic places database to add, correct, or update any attributions and references that need to be made. Please be patient with us, this endeavor will take some time.

The text from (on) the historial markers and thier locations can be considered Public Domain. Unless otherwised noted, other information and images provided in the historic places database are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The Exploring Oklahoma History logo and website are copyright, K. Latham. If you haven any questions about using any information from our website, please contact us at blogoklahoma@blogoklahoma.net.

Exploring Oklahoma History is a labor of love for the Great State of Oklahoma.

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  1. Oklahoma is divided up into 77 counties.
  2. The Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation designated six regional tourism areas. More information can be found at TravelOK.com.
  3. Lists are currated sets of Oklahoma Historic Places under a common topic.