First Schoolmarm in Oklahoma Territory


Ollie McCormick

was the first Schoolmarm of the Oklahoma Territory.

She taught the first class in the 1889 Territorial one-room Schoolhouse in Edmond on

September 16, 1889

At the beginning of the term she taught 19 students,

and by its close, there were a total of 37 pupils.


Our thanks to the Lekven Family of California who provided EHS with this historic photo.

Thanks also to Tammy Posey, Curator of Drumright Historical Society found the living ancestors of Ollie McCormick!