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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  3 miles northwest of Shawnee
Existed:  January 6, 1876 until August 15, 1900
Named for:  the Kickapoo Indian Tribe

The community started in the spring of 1874, with the arrival of the first group of Mexican Kickapoos that the government had arranged to be returned to Oklahoma Territory, most of them to present Pottawatomie County. Joining others here that had not gone to Mexico, they all settled along the Canadian River from north of present McLoud to the Dale vicinity. In 1892, John Mardock then persuaded Chief “AH-que-mah-ku-the” to donate land to “Teacher Test” (Miss Elizabeth Test) so she could build a permanent school.  The first postmaster was Thomas Stevens.

Do you have photos of  Kickapoo Station, 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.