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Woodward "W" County

In May 1890, congress passed the Organic Act that created Oklahoma Territory out of lands west of Indian Territory and occupied by the five civilized tribes. It was setup with seven counties (six in Oklahoma proper and one in what is now the panhandle).

What was N County is now Woodward County. On November 6, 1894, the citizens of this county voted to change the name of N county to Woodward County with Woodward as the county seat.

On November 16, 1907, Satehood Day, Woodward County was partitioned into present day Woodward, Harper, western part of Woods, and northern part of Ellis Counties.

Camp Fort Supply
Its history falls roughly into four divisions: Camp Supply, Fort Supply, Abandonment, and Hospital. It was established November 18, 1868.
Old Fort Supply Chapter I
The Establishment of Camp Supply - The Geographical Location of thePost - Sources of the Difficulties with the Plains IIndians - Indian Depredations - Efforts of the Military to Punish Them - General Sheridan's Plan of Campaign - Establishment of the Post - submitted by Wm Hankins Hughes, to Oklahoma A &M College in 1941 for a Master of Arts degree in History.
Old Fort Supply - Chapter II
- The Washita Campaign - Generals Sully and Custer put the post in readiness .. Custer ordered to pursue the Indians ... The Battle of the of the WAshita ... Custer returns to Camp Supply ... The Nineteenth Kansas volunteer Cavalry rescued .. Generals Sheridan and Custer renew the pursuit of the Indians ... General Sheridan called to Washington ... General Custer completes the campaign. - submitted by Wm Hankins Hughes, to Oklahoma A &M College in 1941 for a Master of Arts degree in History.
Old Fort Supply - Chapter III
- A Permanent Post - Thoughts of abandonment ... Decision to continue and improve the post ... Difficulties with the new reservation system .. Further depredations ... The campaign of Colonel Nelson A. Miles in 1874. - submitted by Wm Hankins Hughes, to Oklahoma A &M College in 1941 for a Master of Arts degree in History.
Old Fort Supply - Chaprter IV
- The Later Years - New Sources of friction ... Abandonment of military posts in Kansas .. Intrusion of white settlers in Oklahoma territory ... The establishment of the reservation for the post and its enlargement ... Complaints of the Cheyenne Indians relative to the leasing of lands. - submitted by Wm Hankins Hughes, to Oklahoma A &M College in 1941 for a Master of Arts degree in History.
Old Fort Supply - Chapter V
Life At A Frontier Fort - New Sources of friction ... Abandonment of military posts in Kansas .. Intrusion of white settlers in Oklahoma territory ... The establishment of the reservation for the post and its enlargement ... Complaints of the Cheyenne Indians relative to the leasing of lands.- submitted by Wm Hankins Hughes, to Oklahoma A &M College in 1941 for a Master of Arts degree in History.
Oklahomans Neglect Historic Fort Supply
[from the Wichita Beacon Sunday Magazine - 3 August 1924]
Stirring Days of Indian War Times Recalled
[written for Woodward newspaper, June 30, 1934.]