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Caddo County, Oklahoma

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  • Valentine David Detweiler (1872 - 1956)
    Gospel Herald Obituary - April 1956 Detweiler, Valentine D., son of Christian and Mary (Kopperschmitt) Detweiler, was born Oct. 9, 1872, near Flanagan, Ill.; died March 7, 1956; aged 83 y. 4m. 27 d. ...
  • Ralph Wahnee, Comanche Code Talker (1921 - 1987)
    Code Talker. Information was provided by Mary Wiese. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Feb 19 2021, 6:28:02 UTC Reference: U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - SmartCopy : Feb...
  • Mattie Bender Swartzendruber (1896 - 1968)
    From: The Gospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 10 - March 12, 1968-pages 239-240. Swartzendruber, Mattie Matilda , daughter of Gideon and Lena (Moyer) Bender, was born in Lyon Co., Kan., Mar. 2, 1896; ...
  • James Leroy Gaston (1864 - 1931)
  • Wilbor Webb Jennings Brewer (1912 - 1967)
    Biography Wilbor Jennings Brewer was born on September 23, 1912, in Oklahoma, United States of America, Anadarko, Caddo County, OK, United States. His parents were Dr. Willis Monroe Brewer and Ora Ma...

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History

Caddo County was organized on August 6, 1901 when the Federal Government allotted the Kiowa, Comanche, and Arapaho reservations and sold the surplus land to white settlers. The county is named for the Caddo tribe who were settled here on a reservation in the 1870s. The reservation land was part of Oklahoma Territory until Oklahoma became a state on November 16, 1907. Part of its land was taken at statehood to form neighboring Grady County. Some additional land was taken in 1911 and also awarded to Grady County.

Agriculture has been the mainstay of the local economy since its founding. The main crops were cotton, corn, wheat, alfalfa, broom corn, and kaffir corn. Poultry and livestock production have also been important. By 1960, Caddo County ranked first in Oklahoma for producing of peanuts, hogs and poultry.

The first oil field (Cement Field) in the county was discovered in 1911, and oil production has remained important to the county economy since then. Smaller-scale booms in oil production occurred in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Albert
  • Alden
  • Alfalfa
  • Anadarko (County Seat)
  • Apache
  • Binger
  • Boone
  • Bridgeport
  • Broxton
  • Carnegie
  • Cement
  • Cogar
  • Cyril
  • Eakly
  • Fort Cobb
  • Gracemont
  • Hinton
  • Hydro
  • Lookeba
  • Nowhere
  • Pine Ridge
  • Scott
  • Sickles
  • Spring Creek
  • Stecker
  • Washita

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