Historic Downtown Checotah

category : Historic Districts
Historic Downtown Checotah Downtown Checotah is one of only 15 National Register Historic Districts in Oklahoma. Built between 1898 and 1903, many of the buildings still show the grandeur of their original architecture.

Unfortunately, in 1992 the loss by fire of Checotah's prestigious Gentry Block was devastating to the community. The original commercial anchor was a key segment of the Historic District as its stores offered beauty and variety to a pioneer town and a real touch of elegance. However, thanks to a very dedicated community, the block has been rebuilt to accommodate offices and retail businesses.

At the main street corner of the Gentry Block stands the original columns of the bank building shrouding a memorial plaque to the history of the district.

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1903 IOOF Home

One Checotah National Historic Landmark which continues the service which began just after the turn of the century is the IOOF Home. In 1902, a farm of 160 acres and $5,000 was offered by W.E. Gentry and his wife, Sallie, and was accepted by the IOOF. The local lodge, chartered in 1895

Checotah, OK Historic Buildings

United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Checotah, OK Historic Churches

Checotah Roundup Club Rodeos

Rodeo has always been a part of Checotah's history. This area is home to many champion cowboys and cowgirls, some of which always return to compete in Old Settler's Day events, including the annual Checotah Round-up Club rodeo.

Checotah, OK Rodeos

Sharpe House

The house was constructed on land bought in 1911

Checotah, OK Historic Homes

Katy Depot Museum & Information Center

The KATY DEPOT was built in 1890 and is the M.K.&T.'s oldest surviving wooden station. Checotah was established as a railhead in 1872

Checotah, OK Museums

Things to do Historic Districts near Checotah, OK