Oklahoma History Center
Blaine County

Emanuel was located in Blaine County, seven miles southwest of Watonga. This settlement emerged from the Cheyenne-Arapaho land run of 1892, when a group of African Americans staked their claim. Ohmstead Nicholson operated a grocery store, gas station and post office in the town. Buck Mewborn ran a cotton gin and gristmill. The post office operated from 1904 until 1906. The community was named for Emanuel Newborn, the first postmaster.

Ferguson was located in Blaine County, twelve miles north of Watonga. A post office existed from 1901 until 1920. The town was named for T.B. Ferguson, governor of Oklahoma Territory. The settlement was promoted by a group of African Americans living in Watonga, who had as one of their leaders the Reverend C.N. Moore. An advertisement for the town claimed, 'Oklahoma is the best country in the United States for the Southern Negro. I am speaking of the liberty loving Negro of Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. If you want to breathe pure freedom, come to Ferguson in Blaine county Oklahoma. If you are a businessman, come to Ferguson, Oklahoma, and buy business lots and get ready for business.' The Winlock family at Ferguson.

Udora, in Blaine County seven miles northeast of Geary, had a post office from 1895 until 1911. The name came from New Dora, referring to Dora, Alabama. At this settlement was a country store that doubled as a post office. Postmasters at Udora were Stanley Ward, Matson Harris, and William Anderson.