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Sibley Marker


category : Historic Markers
Major George C. Sibley, Indain agent from Fort Osage, Missouri, was the first white man to view the Salt Flats. He led an expedition to the Flats in the summer of 1811.


Address: located 6 miles East of the U.S. Highway 64 and State Highway 11 intersection, North of Cherokee.

Come visit us in Cherokee, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Salt Flats and Selenite Crystals

The salt plains are a unique geological area. Visitors may enjoy viewing the near perfectly flat 11,000-acre barren area with the wafer thin salt crust or dig for the Famous Salt Plains selenite crystals with the hour-glass sand inclusion.

Cherokee, OK Natural Attractions

Alfalfa County Courthouse and War Memorial

The Alfalfa County Courthouse was built in 1921

Cherokee, OK Historic Courthouses

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Salt Plains was established in 1930 "as a refuge and breeding ground for birds." It provides habitat for approximately 300 species of birds and 30 species of mammals. The 32,030 acres is divided into almost equal parts of nonvegetated salt flat, open water, and vegetated land (

Cherokee, OK Wildlife Refuges

Artesian Well

An ever-flowing "Artesian well" spring is located northeast of Cherokee, Oklahoma, and provides a cool drink for travelers and a "fill-your-own-container" source of water for many homes of the area. In 2003

Cherokee, OK Natural Attractions

Centennial Wall

The Cherokee Strip Centennial Wall is inlaid with bricks etched with names commemorating the first homesteaders and pioneers who settled this area during the 1893 Land Run and contributed to the growth of our city.

Cherokee, OK Memorials

Things to do Historic Markers near Cherokee, OK

Sibley Marker

Major George C. Sibley, Indain agent from Fort Osage, Missouri, was the first white man to view the Salt Flats. He led an exp...

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Natural Gas Industry Marker

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