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Crescent Township, Logan County, Oklahoma

Crescent Township
Logan County, Oklahoma

T17N, R4W Indian Meridian



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Researched, written, © and map provided by: Bob Chada


Crescent township formally opened at the time of the Run, April 22, 1889, and takes its name from the city of Crescent. Crescent City was plotted on portions of the William Brown and Benjamin Ryland homesteads by R. J. Baber.

There are two versions of how the name Crescent came into use. The first is that the stand of timber surrounding the community was shaped like a crescent, and the second is that the first settlers were sure that the town would grow just as a crescent moon grows into a full moon.

The only other community of note was Lakeview, originally in the SE corner of Section 8. The Lakeview Post Office was in operation from April 25, 1891 to October 25, 1894.

The green highlight on the map represents the track of the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad (1902-1907) when it was purchased by the Santa Fe. It is still in operation under the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe. In November of this year (1998), 42.8 miles of this line from Guthrie to Fairmont in Garfield County was purchased from the BN/SF by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Initial planning is to operate light freight service during the week with excursion trains being run on the weekend from Guthrie to Enid and back, with operation to began in mid to late 1999.

There are two known cemeteries located in Crescent township. The first being Oakland - Knowles Cemetery. In 1890 when the Knowle's lost a child, they gave the first 2 acres for a cemetery, later another 2 acres was purchased making 4 acres in the cemetery. The cemetery has been called Knowles, but to some it's Oakland.

The other cemetery is Oak Grove.

A total of 5 schools, are known to have been in operation in Crescent township. They are:

School District Closed W/B Section
Clay Valley
14
7/7/50
B
NE35
Crescent
13
6/11/20
W
14
Frazier
11
7/2/48
W/B
SE20
Sand Valley
14
7/7/50
W
NE35
Star
12
7/16/47
W
SW28


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