SEMINOLE AGENCY
"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  about 4 miles north and 2 miles east of present Wanette
Established:  1856

There was a Commissary, a Trading Post store and a Blacksmith's shop, however, the little town never had a post office. 

As a result of a tri-party treaty made in Washington, D.C. on August 7, 1856, the ties of union between the Creeks and the Seminoles were severed.  Those signing for the Seminoles were Chief John Jumper, Tustenucochee, Pascofar, and James Factor.  For the Creeks, those signing were: Tuckabatchee and Mico, Echo Harjo, Chilly McIntosh, and Daniel M. McIntosh.  For the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affaairs, was George W. Manypenney.  About half of the Seminole families were removed to near Ft. Gibson during the Civil War as refugees, while the other half remained mostly in Pottawatomie County along with a few families of the Absentee Shawnees.  Many Absentee Shawnees went to Kansas for the duration of the war.
 
 
 

Do you have photos of  Seminole Agency, 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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