Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma)

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Sod House
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma)
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma) is located in the US
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma)
Nearest city Cleo Springs, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°28′17″N 98°25′23″W / 36.47139°N 98.42306°W / 36.47139; -98.42306Coordinates: 36°28′17″N 98°25′23″W / 36.47139°N 98.42306°W / 36.47139; -98.42306
Built 1894
Architect McCully, Marshall
NRHP reference # 70000526[1][2]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1970

The Sod House, which is also known as Marshall McCully Sod House, is a sod house located in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma approximately four miles north of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma.[2][3]


The Sod House was built by Marshal McCully in 1894.[3] Sod houses were constructed by settlers of southern and western Oklahoma Territory because there was not enough timber to build wooden houses.[4] The sod house near Cleo Springs is the only remaining sod house in Oklahoma that was built by settlers.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1] The Sod House Museum (under the Oklahoma Historical Society) maintains the structure.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Oklahoma's National Register Handbook, Oklahoma City: State Historic Preservation Office--Oklahoma Historical Society, January 1, 2015. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sod House Museum," Oklahoma Historical Society, Accessed March 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Heisch, Melvena Thurman. "Sod House," Oklahoma Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009. Accessed March 10, 2015.

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