Konawa Cemetery Fence – Konawa

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Address:  Vicinity of Konawa, Oklahoma 040, Seminole County 133; SW 1/4, Sec. 22, T 6 N, R5E  County: Seminole
Started:   Completed:  1936

Current Usage:

Description:

The Konawa Cemetery fence is constructed of untooled native sandstone laid in a random rubble pattern. Double walled, it rises some three feet high. It extends along the south side of the cemetery some 670 feet, east to west. It runs 264 feet from north to south on the west side.
Cemetery improvements were among the first construction tasks undertaken by the WPA. It was a way to get a lot of unemployed and unskilled workmen doing “useful” labor immediately. The Cemetery fence at Konawa is symbolic of this major undertaking. It is also notable for its extent, reaching some 1000 feet.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: On the NW edge of the community, the cemetery fence occupies property that encompasses a 15 foot strip that from the SW corner of Sec. 22, T 6 N, R 5 E goes north 275 feet and east 680 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Seminole County – Konawa Cemetery Fence

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