A.J. Seay Mansion605 Zellers Avenue
Kingfisher, OK 73750-4228
Director: Adam Lynn
|Tue - Sat||10am to 5pm|
|Children (under 5)||Free|
A.J. Seay Mansion
The Seay Mansion was built by Abraham Jefferson Seay in hopes that Kingfisher would be the new capital of Oklahoma Territory (OT).
Governor Seay served as 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, OT. The mansion was completed in March of 1892 to host dignitaries present for the opening of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Land Run.
Achievements during administration
- Supported educational opportunities for African American children
- Increased public school township sections lease revenue
- Helped secure funds for higher education facilities
- February 11, 1893, 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, he devoted his time to his various business interests. In 1909, due to poor health, he moved to California. Abraham J. Seay died December 22, 1915. His body was returned to Kingfisher. Governor Seay had never married.
Visit the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture to find out more about Abraham Jefferson Seay.
This property is managed by Chisholm Trail Museum, Inc.