White Eagle, Oklahoma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
White Eagle, Oklahoma
White Eagle is located in Oklahoma
White Eagle
White Eagle
White Eagle is located in the United States
White Eagle
White Eagle
Coordinates: 36°36′30″N 97°04′34″W / 36.60833°N 97.07611°W / 36.60833; -97.07611
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyKay
Elevation948 ft (289 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)580

White Eagle is an unincorporated community in Kay County, Oklahoma, United States.

White Eagle was named for the Ponca principal chief, White Eagle (ca. 1840-1914), who led the Ponca to their reservation in Indian Territory.[2] Other names for the town are Ponca, White Eagle Agency, and Whiteagle.[1]

Geography[edit]

White Eagle is located in southeastern Kay County just east of the Salt Fork and approximately one and one quarter mile west-northwest of the confluence of the Salt Fork with the Arkansas River. The community is on U.S. Route 177 five miles south of Ponca City.[3]

Politics[edit]

White Eagle is the headquarters for the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: White Eagle, Oklahoma
  2. ^ Johansen, Bruce E. White Eagle. Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. 2009 (15 August 2009)
  3. ^ Ponca City SE, OK, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1968
  4. ^ Van de Logt, Mark. Ponca. Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. 2009 (15 August 2009)