Chelsea Cemetery Fence – Chelsea

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Address:  Fourth Street and a road west of Rogers Street in Chelsea, Oklahoma 040, Rogers County 131; SE 1/4, Sec. 24, T 24 N, R 17 E County:  Rogers
Started:   Completed:  1937

Current Usage:

Description:


The Chelsea Cemetery’s double rock fence is three feet high and encompasses a tract measuring 563′ x 1610. It is 18 inches thick and is constructed of uncut rock in masonry of random rubble. The fence entrance contains rock piers with stone caps that add a decorative quality to this WPA project.
The construction of this rock fence provided jobs to those who desperately needed work during the depths of the depression. It enabled the WPA to infuse wages of some 20,900 manĀ­hours of labor into Chelsea’s economy. The fence is quite unique in type, sty le, masonry, and especially in scale. The fence is still an important part of the cemetery in Chelsea

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Rogers County – Chelsea Cemetery Fence

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