ⓘ Hitchcock County, Sequoyah


ⓘ Hitchcock County, Sequoyah

Hitchcock County was a proposed political subdivision created by the Sequoyah Constitutional Convention. The convention, meeting in Muskogee, Indian Territory in 1905, established the political and administrative layout of a prospective U.S. state it called the State of Sequoyah.

Sequoia was an attempt by the Five civilized tribes and other Indian territory - who does not want to be included in the state - to establish full statehood in the territory. Although their attempt to achieve statehood was unsuccessful, many of their discussions in the establishment of the proposed counties proved useful to the drafters of Oklahoma, which was found only two years later, with the purpose of establishment of the state of Oklahoma.

The borders of present-day Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain counties in Oklahoma are derived largely from the work of the constitutional Convention Sequoia.

Hitchcock County, Kuzey in his district, were offered, in General, to take the place of Kiamitia County Kiamichi, Choctaw, which will be canceled with the arrival of Sequoia statehood. The County was named in honor of Ethan Allen Hitchcock 1835-1909, Federal Commissioner for the five civilized tribes, formerly the American Ambassador Minister of the Russian Empire.

Hitchcock County was created and sizes, the economic weight of Hugo merchants, trade in the territory which was to be included, more or less everything in the new district. The usefulness of these activities have not paid attention to the creators of Oklahoma, who in 1907 borrowed, largely intact, the concept and proposed boundaries of Hitchcock County Choctaw, Oklahoma.

In the minutes of the Committee of the constitutional Convention Sequoia in the districts was lost, so no further information about the proposed Hitchcock County is available.