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PICKENS COUNTY,

CHICKASAW NATION,

INDIAN TERRITORY


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:

Addington
Alex
Ardmore - Seat of Carter county, named by Santa Fe RR construction crew in 1880's for a town in PA.
Arthur
Atlee
Bailey
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.     
Bradley
Brady
Brownsville
Burneyville
Burt
Cheek
Chickasha - Seat of Grady County, from Indian word for "rebel".
Cliff
Comanche
Cornish
Courtney
Dixie
Duncan
Durwood
Earl
Eastman
Elk
Elmore City
Erin Springs
Fleetwood
Foster
Fred
Grady
Graham
Healdton
Hennepin
Hewitt
Holder
Homer
Hope
Jimtown
Keith
Keller
Keltner
Lark 

Willis
Lebanon
Leon
Linn
Loco
Lone Grove
Mannsville
Marietta
Marlow
McMillan
Newport
Ninnekah
Oakland
Orr
Overbrook
Pauls Valley - Seat of Garvin County, named after Smith Paul early pioneer of Pickens County.
Pearl
Perry
Petersburg
Pike
Purdy
Raysville
Reck
Robberson
Rush Springs
Ryan
Simon
Springer
Sugden
Terral
Thackerville
Tucker
Tussey
Wallville
Whitebead - AKA  White Bead Hill, named after a Caddo Indian woman trading with Indian tribes in area.

Wilson
Woodford
Woodville
Woolsey
Velma


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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