|Gateway to Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
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Kingfisher County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Its county seat is Kingfisher.
Limited archaeological surveys may have discovered evidence
of pre-contact peoples, including Paleo-Indian and Archaic (6000
BC - 1 AD) groups that used the area for hunting and foraging.
The historic Osage, Cheyenne, and Comanche tribes traversed the
prairie grasslands of this area.
Before the county's creation, The Chisholm Trail's many
routes crossed the area. A stage road which paralleled the trail
had important stops at Dover Station, King Fisher Station and
The area was given to the Creek Nation by the federal
government after their forced removal from Georgia. At the end
of the American Civil War, the Creeks were forced to cede the
land back to the federal government for siding with the
Confederacy. It became part of the Unassigned Lands, and the
area was opened to non-Indian settlement in the land run on
April 22, 1889. Several towns, including Kingfisher, Oklahoma
developed soon after the land run.
Originally this area was called County 5, when the Organic
Act of May 2, 1890 created Oklahoma Territory.At an August 5,
1890 election, the voters of County 5 overwhelmingly voted for
the name "Kingfisher" over "Hennessey" and "Harrison".