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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  Between Shawnee and Tecumseh
Existed:  1905-1915
Named for: Frank A. Thackery

Thackery only had one store and never had a Post Office, however, it had a railroad station and depot by the name of Thackery.  Frank Thackery was the Government Disbursing Agent and Superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School.  He came to the nearby Indian Agency in 1901.  Both the railroad and the interurban had a stop in this little town.

Early day homesteaders and settlers living nearby were:
John W. & Martha A. McLoud
J.M. Van Winkle
Oscar F. Scott
Jesse Fix
John Spybeck
C.J. Patterson
Anthony Bourbonnais, Jr.
Hubert Jarvis
J. Josey
Fred W. Rhodes
Charles Effinger

Do you have photos of Thackery, 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.