Gaddy, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma  
Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  5 miles west of Shawnee
Existed:  March 26, 1901 until October 31, 1904
Named for:  J.R. Gaddy

Jesse Risdon Gaddy, Sr. was a homesteader in 1891.  Mr. McGeehee owned the first store but soon after, J. R. Gaddy, opened the first blacksmith shop.  Dave McCoy and Mr. Ellis were early day store keepers. Grandpa Blackburn donated the land to start the Blackburn Cemetery, next to Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church.  Other homesteaders were:

Bill Parks 
Russel Seals
the Lawrence families 
the Richard H Givins family


Do you have photos of  Gaddy, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.



Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.