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The A J Seay Mansion

A. J. Seay Mansion

605 Zellers Avenue
Kingfisher, OK 73750-4228
Director: Jason Harris
Curator: Taylor Mills
Assistant Curator: Kimberly Ross

10 am to 5 pm

Children (under 5)Free
(up to 6 people)
*Admission to the Chisholm Trail Museum, located across the street, is included.

Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.

National Register of Historic Places

A. J. Seay Mansion

The A. J. Seay Mansion was built by Abraham Jefferson Seay in hopes that Kingfisher would be the new capital of Oklahoma Territory. Governor Seay served as the third territorial governor of Oklahoma from 1892 to 1893. He built the three-story mansion named Horizon Hill for approximately $11,000 on fifteen acres of land purchased for $637.50, just outside of Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory. The mansion was completed in March of 1892 to host dignitaries present for the Cheyenne and Arapaho land opening.

The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed by Chisholm Trail Museum, Inc.

Governor Seay’s Administration

During his administration, Governor Seay supported educational opportunities for African American children. He increased public school township sections lease revenue and helped secure funds for higher education facilities. On February 11, 1893, he signed into law House Bill 49 naming mistletoe the Oklahoma territorial floral emblem. It was the first commonwealth to name an official flower. On March 1, 1893, he declared March 16 to be Arbor Day in Oklahoma Territory.

After leaving public office, Seay devoted his time to his various business interests. Due to poor health, he moved to California in 1909. Abraham J. Seay died December 22, 1915, and his body was returned to Kingfisher. Governor Seay had never married.

Visit The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture to find out more about Abraham Jefferson Seay.