The Cherokee Outlet was created in At the time of its creation, the Cherokee Outlet was about miles km long. The Cherokee Strip was a 2-mile wide piece of land running along the northern border of much of the Cherokee Outlet. It was the result of a surveying error.
This information has been submitted to the Woodward County Pages. It is offered free to all who visit. The ownership - copyright stays with the submitter. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced for any reason in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons without the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter. It was a seven million acre tract of land beginning east of the Panhandle and extending east to what is now Garfield County and to the southern boundary of what is now Woodward County, bounded on the north by Kansas.
On September 16, , a shot rang out and more than , settlers raced to stake a claim on one of 42, homesteads in the Cherokee Outlet. The largest of the Oklahoma land runs, the run opened more land than any other individual run. The land run that resulted created about 42, homesteads and towns such as Enid, Perry, Woodward, and Alva.