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Washita County History

The area was settled originally in 1886, when John M. Seger, a white man, established a colony on the banks of Cobb Creek. The settlement being at the site of present-day Colony in eastern Washita County.

A part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho lands which opened to settlement in the Land Run of April 1892. Designated as County "H" before statehood, it was named Washita after the Washita River.

A US Naval Air Station was established at Burns Flat during World War II, but closed after the war. It was again reopened in 1950s as the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base and then closed again in 1970s.

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