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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

Vernie Snow Aquatic Center

"Kingfisher's indoor swimming facility..." is FUN! FUN! FUN! all year round and offers swimming and aerobic programs. What could be more fun than renting The Vernie Snow Aquatic Center for events such as birthday parties, receptions or other private events.

Kingfisher, OK Fun Centers

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

Land Office Building/ Post Office

This was the United States Land Office site for filing claims at the opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889, and also at the opening of the Cheyenne and Arapaho lands on April 19, 1892. J.C. Roberts was the first Register, and J.V. Admire, the first Receiver.

Kingfisher, OK Historic Buildings

Jesse Chisholm Statue

The Chisholm Trail was named after Jesse Chisholm (1805 - 1868), a mixed-blood Cherokee guide and trader. Chisholm had moved goods and cattle over a part of the route and travelers began referring to it as Chisholm's Trail.

Kingfisher, OK Arts

Pioneer Telephone Building

This building was constructed in 1900 by the Anheuser Busch Brewing Association of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1922, the building was restored similar to its original appearance by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Kingfisher, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near Kingfisher, OK

Shattuck Municipal Golf Course

The Shattuck Municipal Golf Course is a 9 hole course located 1 mile south of town on Highway 283. ...

Land of Hope Statue

The Land of Hope Statue and Kay County War Memorial are located on the Courthouse Lawn. ...

Newkirk Golf Course

9 holes. ...