Chisholm Spring, Oklahoma

Chisholm Spring was a small trading post in Oklahoma Territory, two miles east of present-day Asher, Oklahoma. The post was established by frontier cattleman Jesse Chisholm (for whom the famous Chisholm Trail was named [1]) in 1847. The settlement attracted many plains Indians, but efforts to create a town were aborted when Chisholm moved to Kansas in 1862.[2]

Jesse Chisholm


  1. ^ "Asher Police Chief Vigilant...". Shawnee News-Star. 9 Sep 1989.
  2. ^ "This is Oklahoma". Oklahoma's Orbit (Oklahoman). 6 March 1960.