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PICKENS DISTRICT OR COUNTY WAS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
Commencing on the north bank of the Red River, at the mouth of the Washita River, Thence up the Red River to the 98th Meridian Line, thence north along said line to where it crosses the Washita River, thence down the Washita to the beginning point. Map
The 98th Meridian generally follows a line about 5 miles west of US Highway 81.
Pickens County was made up of all or part of the following counties of Oklahoma:
Murray Marshall Carter Stephens Grady Love Garvin Jefferson Johnston
The following populated places existed in Pickens County according to the 1895 Atlas:
Ardmore - Seat of Carter county, named by Santa Fe RR construction crew in 1880's for a town in PA.
Beef Creek - Original name of Maysville in Garvin County, located on & taking it's name from Beef Creek.
Berwyn - Original name of Gene Autry in Carter county, N.E. of Ardmore, named by RR after town in PA.
Chickasha - Seat of Grady County, from Indian word for "rebel".
Pauls Valley - Seat of Garvin County, named after Smith Paul early pioneer of Pickens County.
Whitebead - AKA White Bead Hill, named after a Caddo Indian woman trading with Indian tribes in area.
Notable Geographical Features of Pickens County:
Rush Creek: Flows W to E from Rush Springs to Washita River at Pauls Valley.
Wild Horse Creek: Flows W to E from north of Marlow to Washita River north of Davis.
Stinking Creek: Flows N to S from east of Duncan to Mud Creek south of Atlee.
Mud Creek: Flows SE from Addington to Red River near Courtney.
Walnut Bayou: Flows N to S from W of Graham to Red River SE of Burneyville.
Little Washita: Flows W to E from Keeche Hill N of Ft Sill to Washita River E of Fred.
Arbuckle Mountains: Generally in Murray County, foothills in surrounding counties.
Table Hills: South of Rush Creek to north of Foster.
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