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Indian Capital of the Nation

Anadarko, Oklahoma est. 6 Aug 1901

The community was named for Indian tribal name, Na-da-ka.

Anadarko is on the Washita River

The Comanche, Apache, Kowa and Wichita Indian agencies were combined here in 1878.

Oil was discovered here in 1901 and the surrounding Indian reservations were then opened to white settlement.

History of Caddo County

The word CADDO is from the Caddo Indian word "Kadi" meaning "Chief"
Caddo County named for the Caddo Indian tribe is located in the North Eastern part of the South Western corner of the State of Oklahoma.
The land now in Caddo County to the North of the Washita River that flows from West to East dividing the county approximately in half, was part of the Wichita-Delaware-Caddo Indian reservation.
This same approximate area was designated as "I" county in Oklahoma Territory.
The land South of the Washita was part of the Kiowa-Comanche-ApacheIndian Reservation.

The land for both of these Indian reservations, formed by treaty on October 21, 1867,
were part of the leased district, located in the Chickasaw District of the Choctaw Nation, which was purchased from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for the sum of $300,000. on April 28, 1866.

The proclamation of Secretary of Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock dated 24 June 1901, signed On July 4, 1901 by President William McKinley, opened these reservations for settlement by land lottery drawing and townsite auction to be held on Aug. 6, 1901.

Near the center of Caddo county a post office was established in 1873 named Anadarko.
This name is from a corruption of the word Na-da-ko, the name of a Caddoan Indian tribe, which means "place of the bumble bee". The site of this post office and Indian trading post was later designated the County Seat of Caddo County.

At Statehood Caddo county ceded to Grady County Townships 5, 6, 7, and the southern part of township 8 North, Range 8 West, which included the town know as Verden.
In 1911 Caddo county ceded Townships 10, 9, and the northern part of township 8 North, Range 8 West to Grady County shaping Caddo County as we know it today.

Anadarko Court House



· American Indian tribes, specified - 27%
· German - 12%
· Irish - 11%
· Kiowa - 9%
· English - 7%
· All other tribes - 6%
· Mexican - 5%
· Apache - 3%
· Comanche - 3%
· Black or African American - 3%
· Dutch - 3%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Cherokee - 1%
· Scotch-Irish - 1%
· Choctaw - 1%
· Scottish - 1%
· Delaware - 1%
· Italian - 1%
· Other Hispanic or Latino - 1%
· Norwegian - 1%
· West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 1%
· Dutch West Indian - 1%
· European - 1%

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much family history here, always feel at home
  • Cons:Tornado's
  • In a nutshell:Homestead of my native American Ancestors
  • Last visit to Anadarko: Jun 1995
  • Intro Updated Jan 21, 2007
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