PEARSON/PEARSON SWITCH
"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  10 miles sout of Tecumseh
Existed:  May 31, 1927 - March 31, 1965

This little town first started in about 1900 when Mr. W. Miller started the Miller's store down on the south bank of Salt Creek.  After two spring floods he moved the store further south to higher ground and where there was a spur and switch on the new branch of the Rock Island Railroad, commonly called "Old Beck."

The Railroad went through the original allotment land of Steve Negahuquet.  Other Pottawatomie allotte families living near the town included:

Joseph Wamego
Frank Pok-sh-kah
Joseph M. Light
Pe-a-dwa-dah
William Whisnant
Joseph Moose
Z.E. Qua-qua
Sin-Bin-Num
Tu-quals
Shi-she-wans
Francis Wa-was-sug
John Villines moved from Lindsay in 1893
"Doc Sanders", an Indian herb doctor, had a following for medicines that he concocted and sold in the surrounding territory.



Pearl Villines Robins was Pearson Postmaster.  She also owned a store which she ran "all her life."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photos provided by 
I.R. Chesser
 
 

 


Eula (Villines) and Dewie Bettis owned and operated "Dewie's Place" which was a hamburger place in Pearson.


Villines home in Pearson.

 
 
Do you have photos of  Pearson/Pearson Switch, 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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