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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  3 miles north and 4 miles west of present Wanette
Existed:  December 6, 1893 until December 11, 1894
Named for:  Seminole Chief, John Jumper

The old Jumper school house, one mile north of the town, remained there for many years after the demise of the town. Charley H. Smith had a store in Jumper. Emit Clary was a school teacher. Bill Maxey, also an early day teacher at Jumper, first lived in a canvass tent. The old Martin-Hill school was a mile south of the town. 

Early day families included:
Mike Groce 
Martin Schinaman 
Samuel McFarland
 C. C. Griffin 
Aaron McDaniel 
“Ash-sah-wah” an Indian allottee 
Rueben P. Haas 
George W. Haas 
John M. Powell 
Robert Morrison
 Lloyd T. Morrison



Do you have photos of  Jumper, 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.