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THE FOUNDING OF Lindsay Excerpts from “The Founding of Lindsay” By Mrs. Lewis Lindsay Alzira Powell and Frank Murray were a teacher from near Cherokee town who married at Fort Arbuckle in 1870. She was Mr. Murray brought to live with them. After of Indian ancestry, a descendant of Alzira a short time, he built a school house and Folsom, a sister of Davis Folsom, who people began to drift into Erin Springs was the Chief of the Choctaw Nation. and build cabin homes and tend a few They moved to Erin Springs, so named acres of land. Gradually his farm extend- because Murray was an Irishman and the ed until it ran almost ten miles up and first settler. Before the Post Office was es- down the Washita River. tablished, it was called Elm springs be- Lewis Lindsay came to Indian Territory cause of a large elm tree by the springs. in approximately 1886 and located in Erin Murray built a home on the same site Springs. Mr. Lindsay and Alzira Murray’s daughter, Anita Powell, were married in that the present mansion now stands. A 1889. Mr. Lindsay accrued land north of log home with four rooms and huge fire- the Washita and in 1902 when the Atchi- places with windows on each side. In son, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago 1881, a rock house was constructed built Rock Island and Pacific railroad compa- of native stone quarried about six miles nies decided to link their lines halfway south of Erin Springs. between Chickasha and Pauls Valley, Alzira’s daughter, Anita Powell, was Lewis Lindsay donated 440 acres for the about six years old at the time and was townsite in January 1902, and the town schooled, along with her brother John, by was named in his honor. Lindsay, OK HWY 19 & 76 | GARVIN COUNTY LOCATION Kaw Lake Arkansas River Nearest Major City: ......Norman, 36 Miles Canadian River Enid 35 Tulsa County Size in Square Miles: ... 814 Miles 44 Clinton Muskogee CLIMATE 40 Oklahoma City 40 Eufaula LakeNorman Canadian River Annual Average Temperature:.......... 74.4° Lindsay January: ...... 43° July:.....83° Lawton OKLAHOMA44 Annual Rainfall:..........................................35” Average Snowfall:........................................6” Average Relative Humidity:..................72% Prevailing Wind Direction: ................ South Elevation:................................................... 876’ Lindsay has a full time Fire, EMS, GOVERNMENT and Police Department Type of Government: POPULATION ........................Mayor/Council/City Manager Population on the latest Census: ... 2,840 Planning Commission:.............................Yes Banks: ............................................................... 3 Zoning Regulations:.................................Yes Hospital:............................................................ 1 Fire Insurance Rating: ................................. 4 Tax Rate:..................................................9.25% 4


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