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"Gem City of the Plains"

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Newkirk is located in northern Oklahoma north of Ponca City on U.S. Highway 77 near the Kansas border and is the Kay County seat.

Nearby recreation usually involves Kaw Lake, about 5 miles east as the crow flies or about 20 miles on paved roads. In addition, Lake Ponca is 10 miles to the south.

The city (and "K" county) were developed by the U.S. Government for the "Cherokee Outlet" which was opened to homesteaders by a land run in September of 1893. Its "given" name of "Lamoreaux" was changed shortly after the dust settled yielding to "Santa Fe". The current name was arrived at less than a month later as it was heavily influenced by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad which had a cattle loading station in Kirk just 2 miles to the north.

Local attractions include the Newkirk Community Museum.


History Newkirk Community Museum |
Sports and Sporting Events Traders Bend Public Use Area |

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