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Chickasaw White House, Milburn

#131 of 140 in Museums in Oklahoma
Must see · History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The White House of the Chickasaws in Milburn, Oklahoma was built in 1895. It was designed by Dallas architect W.A. Waltham in the Queen Anne style. The house is also known as Gov. Douglas H. Johnston House, because Chickasaw Governor Douglas Hancock Johnston and his descendants resided in the mansion from 1898 to 1971 when the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the time of its construction, the house was on the north edge of the community of Emet, Oklahoma| EmetNational Register of Historic Places]], where Johnston operated a store, but its formal street address is now 6379 E. Mansion Dr., Milburn, Oklahoma
On July 21, 1902, Johnston Murray, the son of Oklahoma Governor William H. Murray, was born at the mansion. William H. Murray had married Mary Alice Hearrell, one of Johnston's nieces, and their son, Johnston Murray, would go on to become the 14th Oklahoma Governor. Julie Chisholm, a granddaughter of Jesse Chisholm and a niece of the Johnstons, was also married in the mansion.
The house is now a historic house museum owned by the Chickasaw Nation and has been restored to a 1900 appearance. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 1971, under Criteria A and C. At that time, the house was still owned by descendants of the Governor.
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  • Docent Riley did an excellent job telling us about the Nations history and the restoration of the home. Governor Johnston and his family lived there. The home has many original furniture pieces. All.....  more »
  • Sadly. We were there on Tuesday and it’s open Wed-Sat. But we got a picture and a good feel for the area. Later we learned the first courthouse had been on this farm.  more »
  • Tamara Upchurch was wonderful showing me the house. I got so excited that I forgot to take pictures. Beautiful place. I will have to go back.
  • Beautiful house and well kept grounds. Wife toured the mansion and yes it is considered a mansion. The guide was very friendly and informative . Definitely worth the stop.
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