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Broken Bow in McCurtain County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears

 
 
Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, October 21, 2009
1. Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears Marker
Inscription. Cut from Washington, Ark., to Fort Towson in 1831 for removal of Choctaws from Miss., became known as Choctaw Trail of Tears after thousands of suffering Indians used it to reach new lands. Road served as major east-west artery for Choctaw Nation until early 1900s. Important early Choctaw settlements on road were Harris Mill, Eagletown, Lukfata, Wheelock and Clear Creek. Segments of road still identifiable and visible.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 203.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.568′ N, 94° 44.243′ W. Marker is in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, in McCurtain County. Marker is on W, Craig Rd (U.S. 70) mile east of U.S. 259, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broken Bow OK 74728, United States of America.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative Americans
 
Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, October 21, 2009
2. Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears Marker
 
 
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