McLemore Site

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McLemore Site
Nearest city Colony, Oklahoma
Built 1330[1]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000636
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL July 19, 1964[3]

McLemore Site, located near Colony in Washita County, Oklahoma, is the site of a prehistoric village, dating from AD 1330-1360.[1] It was a Plains Indian settlement during the Washita River phase. Clay figurines from the site suggest widespread tattooing by the residents of this site.[1] Perforated bone pendants, used either in necklaces or ear ornaments, were also found at the site.[4]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Gabbert, Jim, Melvena Heisch, Glen Roberson, Charles Wallis. "National Historical Landmarks." Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (retrieved 28 Nov 2009)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "McLemore Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  4. ^ Drass, Mary Ann. "Bones Pendants." Oklahoma Archaeological Survey. (retrieved 28 Nov 2009)