As the Coordinator for Caddo County I wish to send a special
Nancy Charlton, Sheri Hammons, Sandy Miller and any others that have
contributed their substantial time and effort to make this site (see the awards)
what it is
today. My Goal is to continue to expand the resources available on this
site while adhering to the high standards of my predecessors. If you
would like to contribute to the project I would love to have your
E-mail me Mel Owings with questions or input.
word CADDO is from the
Caddo Indian word "Kadi" meaning "Chief"
named for the Caddo Indian tribe is located in the North Eastern part
South Western corner of the State of Oklahoma.
The land now in Caddo County to the North of the Washita River that
flows from West to East
dividing the county approximately in half, was part of the
Wichita-Delaware-Caddo Indian reservation.
This same approximate area was designated as "I" county in Oklahoma
The land South of the Washita was part of the
Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservation.
The land for both of these Indian reservations, formed by treaty on
October 21, 1867,
were part of the leased district, located in the Chickasaw District of
the Choctaw Nation,
which was purchased from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians
for the sum of $300,000. on April 28, 1866.
The proclamation of Secretary of Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock dated
24 June 1901,
signed On July 4, 1901 by President William McKinley, opened these
reservations for settlement
by land lottery drawing and townsite auction to be held on Aug. 6, 1901.
Near the center of Caddo county a post office was established in 1873
This name is from a corruption of the word Na-da-ko, the name of a
Caddoan Indian tribe,
which means "place of the bumble bee". The site of this post office and
Indian trading post
was later designated the County Seat of Caddo County.
At Statehood Caddo county ceded to Grady County Townships 5, 6, 7, and
southern part of township 8 North, Range 8 West, which included the
town know as Verden.
In 1911 Caddo county ceded
Townships 10, 9, and the northern part of township 8 North, Range 8
to Grady County shaping Caddo County as we know it today.
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