Three Entrance Cave Archeological District

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Three Entrance Cave Archeological District
Nearest city Kenton, Oklahoma
Area9 acres (3.6 ha)
NRHP reference # 78002225 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 1978

Three Entrance Cave Archeological District is a 9-acre (3.6 ha) archeological site in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, near Kenton, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Its specific location is not disclosed by the National Register. It includes two contributing sites, at least one being a prehistoric camp location. It was listed on the National Register for its potential to yield information in the future. [1]

Cimarron County, Oklahoma U.S. county in Oklahoma

Cimarron County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,475, making it the least-populous county in Oklahoma. Its county seat is Boise City.

Kenton, Oklahoma CDP in Oklahoma, United States

Kenton is a census designated place (CDP) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States. From Kenton, it is approximately 155 miles (249 km) south to Amarillo, Texas, 237 miles (381 km) northwest to Colorado Springs, Colorado, 306 miles (492 km) northwest to Denver, Colorado, 314 miles (505 km) southwest to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 361 miles (581 km) southeast to Oklahoma City, the nearest major population centers.

National Register of Historic Places Federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred in preserving the property.

The district contains steep cliffs with two "prominent" archeological sites and a series of springs. Artifacts suggest that it was occupied during 2000 B.C. to 1400 A.D. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. "Three Entrance Cave Archeological District". Oklahoma. Archived from the original on 2005-03-24.