The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910

The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910
Earp Homestead located N. Keokuk Twp., SE 1/4 S6 T15N R6E, Lincoln CO., OK, or 3 miles north and 2 1/2 miles west of Stroud, OK.

The Earp Family Blog


Here you'll find a family parlor for descendants and other kin of William Asbury and Mary Frances (Wright) Earp, who settled near Stroud (Lincoln Co.) Oklahoma Territory in 1892. May it be a resting place along the highway of time for all who pass this way. Come on in--the door's open. Sit down and rest a spell. Let's swap some stories and photographs from the treasure chest of time. Y'all come on in now, hear?


Oklahoma Land Runs and other Early Day Photos

This is a drawing of the Land Run of September 22, 1891, that appeared on the front page of the "Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization",  Copyright 1891 by Harper and Brothers, New York, Saturday, October 3, 1891. The drawing was by artist W. A. Rogers.The land run of 1891 opened the Iowa and the Sac and Fox reservations for white settlement. This area became what is known today as Lincoln County, OK. The Earps, the Wrights, the Ewings, and the Flatts all were living here in N. Keokuk township, or northwest of Stroud, and are all numbered in the 1900 Oklahoma Territory Census.


An early day homestead near Stroud, OK Territory

Unknown family living out of their wagon

Old locomotive that used to service the Cherokee Nation. It is located at Tsa-la-gi Park.


My great grandfather, William Cornelius Flatt, was living in the Cherokee Outlet near the time it was opened for white settlement. Two of his daughters were born here...Lulu in 1894 and Arlie, my grandmother, in 1896. When exactly and how he came here I have never been able to determine. However, Arlie's death certificate states that she was born in Meno Twp., Major County, Oklahoma Terriotry on Feb. 29, 1896.

Wm. Cornelius Flatt, 1881

Nine booths at Orlando, Logan Co., OK Terr., Sept. 16, 1893, where 36,000 people had registered for land.


First train leaving "the line" near Orlando, Logan Co., Ok. Terr. for Perry, OK Terr, Sept. 16, 1893.

Oklahoma Land Rush, Sept 16, 1893 - "Cherokee Outlet"

Waiting to sign up for the Cherokee Strip Run, Sept. 16, 1893

Lincoln Co. Courthouse, built abt. 1907


  1. Very interesting - thanks for sharing - teacher from Albama 2102

  2. Family is visiting tomorrow on a wednesday. I just moved to the area and they asked me to choose thier dining out experience for us. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!