Keokuk Falls, Oklahoma facts for kids

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Keokuk Falls is a ghost town in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The location is 4.5 miles north and 15 miles east of Shawnee. and one mile west of the Creek Nation and one mile north of the Seminole Nation across the North Canadian River. It was named after Chief Moses Keokuk (1821-1908). He is buried in Stroud, Oklahoma's Sac and Fox cemetery.

History

Had a post office from January 13, 1892, until February 15, 1918. Henry J. Jones was the first postmaster. Mail was sent to Prague after the Post Office closed.

Had one newspaper, the Keokuk Kall.

Platted at the opening of the Sac and Fox Reservation on September 22, 1891.

Became one of the most famous liquor towns in Oklahoma, because it was in the "wet" Oklahoma Territory near the "dry" Indian Territory.

The town became dry at statehood.

Geography

Keokuk Falls were on the North Canadian River, about three feet high. They are no longer visible since the riverbed has shifted.


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