Gotebo

Name:

Gotebo

County:

Kiowa

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Latitude / Longitude:

35°04′16″N 98°52′28″W / 35.0710978°N 98.8743742°W / 35.0710978

Elevation:

1,430 ft (440 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Gotebo /’go”t”bo”/ is a town in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 226 at the 2010 census, a loss of 16.9 percent from 272 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the notable Kiowa Indian named Gotebo (1847 – 1927) (in Kiowa, [k’ó”debõhõn]).

Remains:

The town now known as Gotebo was originally named Harrison (honoring President Benjamin Harrison) when it was founded in August 1901, during the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation. A railroad station had been built nearby a few months before, which officials of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway had named Gotebo, in honor of a well-respected Kiowa chief. He was one of the first Kiowa baptized at the Rainy Mountain Church, and was buried at the Rainy Mountain Indian Cemetery, between Gotebo and Mountain View. The name of the post office was soon changed from Harrison to Gotebo, and the town incorporated under the latter name.

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