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Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Kingfisher, Oklahoma

There is plenty to see and enjoy in and around Kingfisher. We will welcome you with open arms. Our community is filled with many friendly people ready to receive you.

Kingfisher is in the "Buckle of the Wheat Belt." Situated close to the original Chisholm Trail, our town is filled with historic buildings, beautiful homes, a low crime rate, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

Visions of progress and remnants of history highlight this beautiful and exciting community. Many of the farms surrounding Kingfisher are still operated by settlers' descendants. Old line families and newcomers alike work to maintain the quiet rural atmosphere in Kingfisher.

Farsightedness is a Kingfisher trait. The state's first Rural Electric Cooperative, Cimarron Electric, and the nation's largest Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Telephone, were formed and operate here. Coleman lanterns began in Kingfisher, as did business people such as R.A. Young (TG&Y) and Sam Walton (Wal Mart).

Abraham Jefferson Seay, second Territorial Governor of Oklahoma had a dream of making Kingfisher the capital of Oklahoma, but his dream fell short. Kingfisher is home to the Seay Mansion. On the other side of prominence, is the notorious Dalton Gang, some of which are buried in the Kingfisher Cemetery today. Kingfisher's main permanent tourist attractions are the Chisholm Trail Museum, and the Gov. Seay Mansion nearby. These facilities preserve relics and information of the community's unique heritage.

It is the only town named KINGFISHER anywhere and it is in our city that the ruts of the Chisholm Trail still exist, while footprints are being made on the pathway to the future.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Governor Seay Mansion

The Seay Mansion is a monument to a dream, a dream that Kingfisher would be the new capitol of Oklahoma Territory; a dream that never came true. Abraham Jefferson Seay, the second Territorial Governor of Oklahoma from 1892 to 1893, built the three-story mansion named, "Horizon Hill,"

Kingfisher, OK Museums

Cole Cabin

A more ordinary settler family was that of Samuel and Dorothy Cole. They built this cabin southeast of Hennessey in 1890. It was built of oak logs cut on the farm and hauled to the building site in a wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen.

Kingfisher, OK Pioneer History

Dalton Cabin

In 1889, the parents of the Dalton gang - Adaline Younger Dalton and James Lewis Dalton - planned to move to Oklahoma. Mr. Dalton died on the way, leaving Adaline with three young children to raise: Nancy, Leona, and Simon. An older, feeble-minded son named Charles Benjamin accompanied them.

Kingfisher, OK Pioneer History

Gant School House

From the start the settlers of Oklahoma made provisions for eduction. The proceeds form sections six and thirty-six of each township were reserved for schools. There were country schools every three miles with names like Pleasant Valley, Good Hope, or in this case Gant.

Kingfisher, OK Historic Schoolhouses

Outdoor Sculptures

This sculpture on Main Street is on display for all to admire and to reflect on the history and contributions of those who gave of themselves for the growth of our cities and our country. "The Farmer - He Feeds the World" - Sculptor, Tasso Pitsiri Located above the sculpture is "

Kingfisher, OK Arts

Things to do near Kingfisher, OK

Chain Ranch Sportsmans Club

The opportunity to hunt and fish on over 100,000 acres of some of the best habitat in the country has now been made available...

Guymon Community Theater

The theater group has four productions a year, including one musical. It is located in the old movie theater on Main Street....