DescriptionGoodwell is within Oklahoma's panhandle, the 34-mile-wide and 168-mile-long strip of land that lies between the borders of Kansas and Texas. Before this area became part of the Oklahoma Territory in 1890 it was known as “No Man's Land” because it was unclaimed.
The Rock Island Railroad line helped to establish the town around 1903. Common sense came into play in the naming of Goodwell. During the construction of the railroad, workers were impressed with the soft water they found in a newly drilled well.
Things to SeeNo Man's Land Historical Museum