CORNER
"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  extreme southeastern corner of the county
Existed:  March 4, 1903 until April 30, 1906
Named for:  it's location

The first postmaster was Francis S. Blair.  It was in Corner that the Bill Doolin gang frequented, along with the Black Wyatt, the Christian Brothers, the Casey Brothers, and many of the better known criminals all hung out. Dr. Jesse Mooney who lived ten miles south of the Corner Saloons from 1892 to 1897 was the closest doctor.  He had patched up literally hundreds of injured persons who sustained their injuries in the many saloon fracuses.  It was here in Corner, Oklahoma Territory that the modern day term of “bootlegging” was coined. Drovers, cowboys, and ranchers rifing horses and wearing boots would sneak a flat bottle of whiskey in each of their boots, and smuggle it back into Indian Territory, which was “dry” country. Other families living in the Corner community were:

John Robinett 
A. Q. Teague
Oliver Slaughter 
B. F. Williams
R. B. Moore
“Nah-wash-kuk"
David C. Hybarger
J. R. Trout
T. G. Olive
Joe Childers
John Fiddler 
John Kirkpatrick
William Lang
J. E. McFarland
George Hill 
James Sparks
H. Amburg 
William Allen
J. T. Robinett
Robert Robinett


Do you have photos of  Corner, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at 
pottcounty@gmail.com
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.

 
 

Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.

 
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