Historical Markers in
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

179th Infantry Regiment 1834 Dragoon Expedition A Past to Remember, A Future to Mold A Summer of Political Unrest Air Force Monument Alikchi Court Grounds Allie Pierce Reynolds Altus Air Force Base American Elm And Jesus Wept Angelo C. Scott Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia, Oklahoma As Long As The Waters Flow Automobile Alley Automobile Alley Automobile Alley Automobile Alley Babbs Switch School Fire Beale Defeats Overholser For Mayor Beverly and Karl White Big Pasture Bison Tracks Bloomfield Academy Blue River Bobby Murcer Building Occupants Butterfield Overland Stage Cannon Carl Owen Hubbell Centennial Fountain at United Way Plaza Centennial Land Run Monument Project Central High School Central State College Central State Normal Chahte Tamaha Charles Colcord Chickasaw Nation Children's Area Choctaw Nation Choctaw Nation Flag City Hall by Forfeiture Civilian Conservation Corps Classen's Grove Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam Combat Wounded Veterans Corn and Pumpkin Cross Timbers Current Oklahoma State Flag David L. Boren Student Union Devil's Canyon Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park East and West Shawnee Trails Edmond Public School 1889 Edmond Station, Indian Territory Everybody Had One Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe F-80C Farmers Grain Company First Flag of the Republic of Texas First Methodist Church First Methodist Episcopal Church First National Flag of the Confederacy First Oklahoma State Flag First Shelterbelt Flag of the Republic of Mexico Flags Flown Over Oklahoma Fort Sill Fort Towson Fort Towson Frank and Katie Vrana George Washington Elm Tree Hackberry Flat Hell's Half Acre Henry Overholser Historic Hadden Hall Historic Markham Building Hochatown Huey Helicopter Huey Helicopters: Workhorses of the War in Vietnam In Memory of Robert Samuel Kerr Indian Blanket Flower Indians, Railroads, Ranchers & the Military Initial Point John L.R. "Pepper" Martin Johnny Bench Jones Plantation Journal Record Building South Wall Kaiser's Ice Cream Parlour Katy Railroad Kiamichi River Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation Kunc 1889er Homestead Lake Texoma Leaping Into History Liberty Bell Replica, 1950 Lloyd E. Rader Park Lloyd James Waner Luke and Anna Robison Marcy's Survey of the Red River Markham Motor Company Military Land Becomes School Land Milk Bottle Grocery Miller County Controversy Model 1861 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle National Guard Armory North Fork of the Red River Oberlin Oil and Gas Industry Oklahoma City Bombing Children's Memorial Oklahoma City Bombing Responders' Memorial Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City Oil Field Oklahoma City Oil Field Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Oklahoma Publishing Company Oklahoma Publishing Company Oklahoma State Capitol and The Guardian Oklahoma State Seal Oklahoma Timeline Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border Oklahoma's Gold Rush Oklahoma's Medal of Honor Recipients Oklahoma's Oil Pioneers Old Greer County OU College of Allied Health OU College of Nursing OU College of Pharmacy OU College of Public Health OU Health Sciences Center Paul Glee Waner Paul McCartney Payne Boomer Campsite Prominent Land Cases Ray Ackerman Dancing Fountains Red River Rivalry Rescuer Orchard Rock of Ages Route 66 Royal Flag of France Royal Standard of Spain Run of '89 East Boundary San Bernardo Saurophaganax Maximus Seal of Oklahoma Second Flag of the Republic of Texas Second National United States Flag Service Center Building Settling the Conflicting Surveys Shannon Miller Park South Entry South Oklahoma St. Paul's Cathedral Standard of the Empire of Spain Standard of the French Republic Stanton L. Young Walk State of Sequoyah Statue of Liberty Replica Steamboat Heroine Steamboat Heroine Stephenson Park Stockyards City Stockyards City Surveys of the 100th Meridian Survivor Tree Survivor Tree T.M. Richardson and the Oklahoma Bank Team 5 Requiem Team Effort Temple B'Nai Israel Texas Road The Boomers The Building of Oklahoma City The Chisholm Trail The Choctaw Road The Citizens' Committee The Election of May 1, 1889 The Field of Empty Chairs The Great Raft The Land Run The Land Run The Land Run of 1889 The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens The New Framework of Government The Oklahoma Territory Organic Act The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center The Playground The Red River The Red River Heritage Garden The Resignation of Mayor William L. Couch The Robert M. Bird Library and OU Graduate College The Rock Island Plow Building The Unassigned Lands Third National United States Flag Trail of Tears Tribute to Range Riders Tuton's Drugstore Unconquered Union Flag Union Soldier Cemetery Veterans Memorial Vietnam War Memorial in Oklahoma City Visit of the Congressmen W.C. Austin Project Warren's Trading Post Washington Irving's Camp Washington Irving's Camp Washita River Welcome to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Wells Fargo Livery Stable Wilber Joe Rogan William B. Tietgens "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War "Any Army aviator or crew member..."
The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 was the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. The bombing, which was carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
Oklahoma County, located in central Oklahoma, has a rich and vibrant history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddos, Osages, and Wichitas. These tribes relied on the fertile land and abundant wildlife of the area for sustenance and trade.

In the 19th century, Oklahoma County became a part of the Indian Territory, a designated land for Native American tribes that had been forcibly relocated from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States. The arrival of European settlers during the Land Run of 1889 and the subsequent creation of the Oklahoma Territory marked a significant turning point in the history of the county.

During the early 20th century, Oklahoma County experienced rapid growth and development. The discovery of oil in the region during the 1920s led to an economic boom, attracting thousands of people to the area in search of employment opportunities. The county's population increased rapidly, and urbanization became more prevalent. The city of Oklahoma City, which is located within Oklahoma County, emerged as the capital of the state.

Despite the economic prosperity of the 1920s, Oklahoma County, like the rest of the country, was severely affected by the Great Depression. The oil industry suffered, leading to widespread unemployment and financial hardship. However, the county slowly recovered, and in the post-World War II era, it experienced a period of steady growth and modernization.

Today, Oklahoma County continues to be a dynamic and diverse region, both economically and culturally. It is home to a variety of industries, including energy, aerospace, and healthcare. The county also boasts numerous cultural and recreational attractions, such as the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the vibrant Bricktown district, and the Oklahoma City Zoo. As the most populous county in the state, Oklahoma County remains an important center for commerce, education, and entertainment in Oklahoma.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

  • 1830s - Oklahoma County originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Plains Apache and Caddo
  • 1889 - Land Run of 1889 opens Oklahoma Territory for settlement, prompting the establishment of Oklahoma County
  • 1893 - First courthouse constructed in Oklahoma County
  • 1904 - Statehood for Oklahoma, making Oklahoma County an official county within the state
  • 1930s - During the Great Depression, Oklahoma County experiences economic challenges
  • 1950s - Suburban growth and expansion in Oklahoma County
  • 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing, a terrorist attack in downtown Oklahoma City, affects the county and the nation
  • 2000s - Ongoing development, population growth, and urbanization in Oklahoma County