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Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Cheyenne, Oklahoma

At high noon on April 19, 1892, one of the premier jewels in Western Oklahoma's crown was created.. Named for the Cheyenne Indians, whose reservation was opened for settlement on this date, Cheyenne quickly established itself as one the most exciting little towns in Western Oklahoma, and today serves as the county seat for Roger Mills County. Our claim to fame is the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, located just two miles west of town. On Nov. 27, 1868, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and the 7th Cavalry attacked the Washita River camp of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle. This was the beginning of the "Winter Campaign" of 1868-69, designed to bring an end to hostilities perpetrated by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.

The town of Cheyenne rests in the heart of the Red Hills country with many opportunities for sight-seeing, camping, hiking, and other recreational activities. If a laid-back atmosphere is what you are looking for, you have come to the right place. For an "Old West" adventure visit Coyote Hills Guest Ranch where you can saddle up and ride the hills. For a quiet and relaxing stay check out the Ivy Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, B & H Motel, or the Cheyenne Motel. For good Western Oklahoma food we have the #1 Okie Restaurant featuring barbecue in the evenings, Las Casuales for the Tex-Mex in all of us, the B & H Restaurant, and the Ivy Rose Cottage restaurant for that gourmet touch!

Check out the local stores for some unique shopping experiences. There is something for everyone to see and do. Other attractions include the newly-renovated Black Kettle Museum, the Historic Museum complex in Cheyenne City Park, and the Pioneer Days celebration held each year on the first weekend after Labor Day. We also play host every five years to one of the biggest celebrations in Western Oklahoma, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Old Settler's Reunion, which will be held next in 2002.

So y'all come and see us!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Strong City-Kendall Log Cabin

The homestead house from the Strong City-Kendall area is an original log cabin from the early 1900s that has been restored and furnished to period details. Look for all hidden treasures with self-guided posters to help you see more into the life of the pioneers.

Cheyenne, OK Pioneer History

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868

Cheyenne, OK Battlesites

The Augusta Metcalfe & Break O'Day Farm

Break O'Day Farm and Metcalfe Museum, the historic homestead and repository for the works of Oklahoma pioneer and “Sagebrush Artist,” Augusta Corson Metcalfe Directions:

Cheyenne, OK Museums

Pioneer Memorial Wall

The Pioneer Memorial Wall lists the names of settlers and residents of Roger Mills county. Accompanying the memorial wall is a brief history monument of the settlement of the county and its development from the 1541 crossing by Coronado, through the Indian occupation, the "Land Run,"

Cheyenne, OK Memorials

Santa Fe Depot

Cheyenne was the western terminus for the Clinton, Oklahoma, and Western Railroad (also known as the "COW") until the Santa Fe took over in 1928 and extended the line to Pampa, Texas. Passenger service survived until the 1960's using a "doodlebug" (AT&SF Motorcar #M.177) as train numbers 63 & 64

Cheyenne, OK Railroad History

Things to do near Cheyenne, OK

George's Antique Auto Museum

George's Antique Auto Museum features 50 antique automobiles displayed in period settings. Twenty-five of them were made befo...