Newkirk

Newkirk (HM152K)

Location: Newkirk, OK 74647 Kay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 52.935', W 97° 3.224'

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Newkirk was originally platted as the townsite of Lamoreux by the United States Land Office in 1893 as the county seat of "K" county. It was named after Silas W. Lamoreaux who was the head of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C., at the time.

However, the citizens who made the historic run of September 16, 1893 and settled this community did not care for the name. They immediately held a town meeting and the name was changed to Santa Fe with the hopes of enticing the railroad to establish a depot here. Santa Fe was not acceptable to the post office or the railroad.

Once again the citizens met to decide upon an appropriate name for the community. A few miles to the north, the Santa Fe had established a cattle shipping point on their line named "Kirk". Hence, the name Newkirk was born and remains today.
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HM NumberHM152K
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Placed ByGlass Trucking, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 673447 N 4083578
Decimal Degrees36.88225000, -97.05373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 52.935', W 97° 3.224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 52' 56.10" N, 97° 3' 13.44" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 S Main St, Newkirk OK 74647, US
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