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South Cimarron Township, Logan County, Oklahoma

South Cimarron Township
Logan County, Oklahoma

T16N, R1E Indian Meridian



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



There is no information available at this time to indicate how South Cimarron Township was named. It was not part of the original Logan County as opened by the run of 1889, but was added following the run of 1891 when the lands that were the Iowa tribal area were opened for settlement.

A total of 5 actual communities are known to have existed in the township. They include Frost in the west side of section 7, Iconium (also called Main) in the east side of section 10, McKinley in section 21, and Mt Hope in the south east corner of section 11. The east part of the town of Meridian is also located in this township in the southwest part of section 19. Post offices were located at Iconium and McKinley.

The same three railroads that pass through Bear Creek Township also pass through South Cimarron Township. They are the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf, north of and roughly parallel to Highway 105, and the Fort Smith and Western and the Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, with parallel tracks extending in a southeasterly direction from just south Meridian.

Four known named cemeteries are found in South Cimarron Township. They are the Mt. Pilgrim (Black) on the east side of section 3, Union Hill (also Black) on the northwest corner of section 17, the Brooks in the southwest corner of section 21, and the McKinley on the east side of section 27. There are indications that burials have taken place in the northeast corner of section 12, and these are thought to be Native American in origin.

Two additional cemeteries, the Big Oak and Iowa Chapel are found in Lincoln County just to the east of the Logan-Lincoln County line.

Seven schools were once located in South Cimarron Township. Four were black, two were white, and one was integrated. They are listed as follows:


School District Closed W/B Section
Berry
86
07-16-1947
B
NE 8
Brooks
90
06-09-1914
B
SW 28
Cracker Box
90
06-09-1914
W
SW 28
Excelsior
87
06-09-1914
B
NE 3
Fairview
88
07-16-1947
B
SE 9
McKinley
89
05-08-1929
W/B
SW 26
Mt. Hope - Iconium
88
07-16-1947
W
SE 9


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Updated: Friday, 08-Aug-2008 16:00:25 CDT

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