US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Kiowa County, Oklahoma


Goat Ropin' Capital of the World

Page Contents for Gotebo, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Gotebo is approximately 370 (1990), 226 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 204 (1990), 98 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gotebo is 2.002 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gotebo to Washington DC is 1267 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 81 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gotebo is positioned 35.07 degrees north of the equator and 98.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

In the Spring of 1902, the Rock Island Railroad was laid from Chickasha to Mangum and one of the scattered stations along the line was that of Gotebo. Soon after, a few shacks and tents began to appear and a town-site was laid out called Harrison.
In 1902, lots were sold at a drawing and a few modern buildings were erected. City Hall was the first building built. A Mr. McIntosh was elected the first mayor and Mr. William DeLesdernier was appointed the first postmaster. Drs. Funk and Voyles were the practicing physicians.
The original town-site was located where the old business part now stands. In 1904, a new town-site was established and was called Gotebo, after the Kiowa Indian. Later by petition, the people of Harrison were admitted into the corporation of Gotebo and the name Harrison was abandoned. Gotebo was incorporated in 1905.
Return to Index


Gotebo Historical Society & Museum
Return to Index

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search