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Abilene Apache
was named in honor of Abilene Medrano, captive of the Comanches, who was known for his pure Castillian speech. He was the father of Mrs. Frank Farwell, wife of one of the first Caddo county commissioners.
Banner Alden
 
Beaver Eakly
 
Boone Boone
History of Boone township
Cache  
1910 Census
Cache township and creek and took their names from the Wichita Indian custom of 'caching' or burying vegetables, corn, tobacco and other articles in a sort of pit or cistern when they left their homes to hunt buffalo
Caddo  
Caddo is the shortened 'Cado-ha-da-cho', the people originally located in northwest Louisiana. DeSoto and LaSalle both spoke of a people in that location as the Ceni, who doubtless were the Caddos, who call themselves, even now, Hasini.
Cedar  
 
Connewango Scott
1910 Census
Connewango is a Seneca Indian word meaning "at the falls" and how it came to be applied to the in north Caddo county, is a matter of conjecture for history students. At least two Seneca villages in Pennsylvania bore the name, one of them the home of Cornplanter, a Seneca, who came with the tribe when it migrated to east Oklahoma.
Delaware  
 
Doyle  
 
Fern Binger, Lookeba
 
Gracemont Gracemont
The Start of the Town of Gracemont
Grand View  
Grand View was doubtless named for the good view of the country one gets from the section northwest of Anadarko. It is one of the several places from which one can see the Wichita mountains.
Hale Broxton
 
Highland Stecker
 
Hydro Hydro
 
Jefferson Spring Creek
 
Lincoln  
 
Lone Mound  
named because of the lone hill rising out of the prairie, southwest of Hinton.
Lone Rock Cogar
1910 Census
McKinley Anadarko, Indian City USA
McKinley in which Anadarko is located was named in honor of President William McKinley.
Mound Valley  
 
North Cement  
 
North Cobb  
 
North Lathram  
 
Sickles Sickles
 
South Cement Cement
 
South Cobb Fort Cobb
 
South Lathram Carnegie
 
Swan Lake Alfalfa
 
Tonkawa  
A township and a creek today mark the site of a massacre in which the Tonkawa Indians were almost wiped from the earth on the night of October 23, 1862. About 300 strong, their organization said to be made up of remnants of other tribes, they were never friendly with other tribes of the vicinity. Using the Tonkawa loyalty to the Confederacy as an excuse to settle old grudges, a band of Union sympathizing Shawnees, Caddos, Delawares, Wichitas, Wacos, Keechi, Cherokees, Seminoles and Creeks, attacked them, after destroying the Wichita Agency here. About 137 were killed. The rest fled to Ft. Griffen, Texas. The 92 surviving in 1884, were moved to the Oakland Agency near Ponca City.
Waconda Bridgeport, Hinton
 
Walnut Albert, Oney PO
1910 Census
West McKinley Washita
 
White Bread  
1910 Census - 1910 Indian Papers
White Bread and school was named for White Bread, Caddo chief, who died in 1916, after ruling about 30 years. His name was first given to White Bread Canyon, a creek near by his camp and when the was opened, carried over. White Bread's only daughter died in infancy.
Willow  
now part of Grady County
Washington  
1910 Census

Information from
THE ANADARKO TRIBUNE and
OKLAHOMA PLACE NAMES
by GEORGE H. SHIRK

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