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Woodward County, OK

Woodward CountyNorthwestern Oklahoma, a region of the Southern High Plains, is a challenging land of rolling prairies broken by canyons and river valleys. It has served as a crossroads for economic activity throughout its history. From prehistory to the modern Northwest Passage highway, the people that have traveled through the area and those that settled here have contributed to its rich heritage.

In the past, this region of the Southern High Plains provided a home to primitive hunters, Plains Indians, ranchers and pioneers. These people and their descendants have conquered natural and economic barriers in order to call this area home.

The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum located in Woodward, the county seat of Woodward County, ranks one of the top five small museums in the nation and offers a view of this courageous history.

In the northern part of the county is Historic Fort Supply, an 1868 supply camp contributing history of Col. Custer, cattleman, and boomers. Five buildings remain today for public viewing.

Natural wonders at Alabaster Caverns and Boiling Springs State Parks offers spectacular experiences of caves, canyons, and nature trails.

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Guard House

The 1892 Guard House was the only brick building built during the military occupation of Fort Supply, and is today the museum and crown jewel among the five military structures.

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings

The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum

The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum offers a walk on the wild side with Lawyer/Gunfighter, Temple Lea Houston - Sam Houston's youngest offspring. Temple's office is complete with his desk, chair, Mexican sombrero and classical library. See also, the

Woodward, OK Museums

The Woodward Arts Theatre and Cultural Centre

The beautifully renovated Woodward Arts Theatre and Cultural Centre has been restored to its original 1920s architectural splendor.

Woodward, OK Theatres


Commanding Officer's Quarters

The COQ was built as a residence for the Army officer commanding Fort Supply. He and his family lived in relative comfort in the ten rooms that included a servant's room and an attached bathroom. The yard was fenced and a boardwalk passed by the front and along "Officers' Row."

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings

Boiling Springs Golf Course

Golfers will relish the challenge and beauty of Boiling Springs Golf Course. Set in the beauty of a secluded, wooded area, this 18-hole public course is rated one of the top ten courses in the state, complete with putting green, driving range, pro shop, golf carts, and pull carts.

Woodward, OK Golf Courses

Historic Fort Supply

Five remaining buildings from the army-era at Fort Supply have been restored to their appearance of over 100 years ago, and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Woodward, OK Historic Forts

Officers' QuartersOfficers' Quarters

The Officers' Quarters is a story-and-a-half frame clapboard building. The duplex is one of eight similar buildings erected between 1882 and 1883. Six were located on "Officers' Row"

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings

St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest house of worship in Woodward and probably the oldest in the old Cherokee Outlet. Built within a few months after the Cherokee Outlet land run in 1893

Woodward, OK Historic Churches

Teamster's Cabin

The Teamster's Cabin is a rare example of a common frontier building. In the early 1880

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings

The Powder Monkey's House

Like the Teamster's Cabin, the powder monkey's house dates to about 1870 and is typical of the picket-style construction at early Fort Supply. Many of the picket buildings were later used for fire wood, but this and the Teamster's Cabin survived that fate.

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings

Centennial Park Memorials

Dedicated in 1987, the Memorial Wall commemorates those men and women since 1887 who tamed Northwest Oklahoma, survived its natural disasters, and preserved the land for all to enjoy. The memorial honors veterans of all wars and tornado victims, and also displays etched maps of the counties.

Woodward, OK Memorials

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