Jesse Chisholm Grave Site

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Jesse Chisholm Grave Site
Jesse Chisholm grave site and headstone.jpg
Jesse Chisholm Grave Site is located in Oklahoma
Jesse Chisholm Grave Site
Jesse Chisholm Grave Site is located in the US
Jesse Chisholm Grave Site
Nearest cityGeary, Oklahoma
Coordinates35°43′36″N 98°17′28″W / 35.72667°N 98.29111°W / 35.72667; -98.29111Coordinates: 35°43′36″N 98°17′28″W / 35.72667°N 98.29111°W / 35.72667; -98.29111
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1868 (1868)
NRHP reference #71000658[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 16, 1971

The Jesse Chisholm Grave Site is a commemorative site in rural Blaine County, Oklahoma. Located about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Geary on the east side of the North Canadian River, the site is the accepted location of the burial of Jesse Chisholm (c. 1805-1868), a well-known mixed-blood Cherokee trader for whom the Chisholm Trail is named. The site is also believed to include the burial site of Chief Left Hand, whose camp Chisholm was visiting at the time of his death. A nearby spring is name Left Hand Spring in the chief's honor. The site is a historical reminder of the friendship between the two men, who had an enduring friendship despite significant hostility between whites and Native Americans at the time.[2]

The site of Chisholm's burial is marked by a simple granite marker bearing the words "Jesse Chisholm // Born 1805 // DIED MAR 4 1868 // NO ONE LEFT HIS HOME COLD OR HUNGRY". The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] It is maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Jesse Chisholm Grave Site". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-10-30.