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Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  1 1/2 miles north of Tecumseh
Established:  April 11, 1907
Named for:  Josiah G. Harris, town site owner


This little town was the last one established in Pottawatomie County before Statehood in 1907.  Although there was never a Post office here, a town plat was filed.  Unlike its neighbor town of Thackery, no railroad or Interurban ran through this town. Some pioneers settling in the area long before the little town started were:

Frank Shincis
Clarissa Shincis
Samuel Workman
James W. Tull
Sarah A. Dickerson
K. H. Warren
Henry Johnston
“Se-ka-wa” an Indian allottee
George W. Hartley
John P. Davis
John Blain
John A. Armstrong


Do you have photos of  Harris, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
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.