Oklahoma Historic Places Database


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Hillside Mission

Reverend John Murdock established the Hillside Mission school in 1882 under the auspices of the Society of Friends. A nearby cemetery contains the grave of William C. Rogers, the last elected principal chief of the Cherokees prior to statehood.

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Oklahoma A and M College

Serves the State by instruction, experimentation and extension service. Established Dec. 25, 1890, by First Legislative Assembly of Oklahoma Ter. Prairie broken for experimental farm, 1891. "Old Central" dedicated, 1894. Extension Division established, 1915.

Last Boomer Town

About 3/4 mi. east. Here 300 armed "boomers" made their last stand for settlement of the Oklahoma country, led by Wm. L. Couch, and surrendered to U.S. Cavalary troops commanded by Col. E. Hatch, Jan. 26, 1885. On this site the "boomers" had built log cabins and dugouts for their town of Stillwater founded by them Dec. 12, 1884.

Camp Supply

Established Nov., 1868 by Gen. Alfred Sully with 5 companies of 3rd Inf. This was the supply base for Col. Custer's 7th Cav. Here, Dec. 2, 1868 Gen Sheridan received Custer returning from the Battle of the Washita. Name changed to Ft. Supply, 1889. Post abandoned 1893. Buildings now used by State as hospital.

Rough Rider

Dedicated to Roosevelt's Rough Riders buried at a nearby cemetery, this is the only monument dedicated to the Rough Riders in Oklahoma.

Glenn Pool World Greatest Oil

Glenn Pool opened on November 22, 1905. About one-half mile northwest of this point, Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley brought in the Ida E. Glenn No. 1 Oil Well. This began the great growth of the oil industry in the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma.

Cleveland - Pioneer Oil City

July 2, 1904, The Lowery No. 1 came in just S. of Cleveland opening the Cleveland Sand and creating Oklahoma's first oil boom town. Here also was Jordan's fort built in 1886 by Col. J.W. Jordan Cherokee agent and deputy U.S. marshal to keep Boomers out of Cherokee Outlet. Oklahoma Historical Society 161-1995

CCC - Osage Mountain

Civilian conservation corps and Osage Hills State Park Pawhuska - Bartlesville Oklahoma This park was created between 1936 and 1939 by members of the civilian conservation corps company 895. The 830 acre park is unique as well as beautiful. All construction of cabins, buildings, and bridges was done with native stone by highly skilled workmen of the CCC. This CCC company was one of many ...

   

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 (www.okhistory.org) provides a list on their web site 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. (If you would like a copy of our seed list, visit here.)

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

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Exploring Oklahoma History is a labor of love for the great state of Oklahoma.

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