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Haskell County

Scott Store

Listed in the National Register of Historical Places

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Murray County

Oklahoma Where Reflection Seismograph was Born

Oklahoma is the birthplace of the reflection seismic technique of oil exploration. This geophysical method records reflected seismic waves as they travel through the earth helping to find oil b…

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Kiowa County

Old Mountain View Townsite

Established in 1899, in what was thought to be Washita Co., the town was moved 2 mi. S.W. to Kiowa Co. in 1930 because an error in the original survey placed the first site outside of the legal…

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Recently Updated Oklahoma Historic Places

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Updated: 12/01/2022 15:11
Texas County

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

OPSU was created by an act of the Oklahoma State Legislature in 1909 as Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute offering secondary agricultural education for the Panhandle area. In 1921, the legislat…

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Updated: 11/18/2022 11:13
Adair County

Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Grave

Sacred to the memory of Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Born in the old Cherokee nation. Sept. 1804 Died in the present Cherokee Nation July 17, 1844.

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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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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.