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Near Kenefic in Bryan County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nail's Crossing

Butterfield Overland Mail

 
 
Nail's Crossing Marker Photo, Click for full size
March 3, 2011
1. Nail's Crossing Marker
Inscription.
Butterfield Overland Mail
site of
Nail's Crossing
Here was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service continued until the outbreak of the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1958 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.874′ N, 96° 23.43′ W. Marker is near Kenefic, Oklahoma, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Nails Crossing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located well off the road behind Nails Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kenefic OK 74748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.O.W. Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cowboy Pink Williams (approx. 7.5 miles away); Craighead's 5 & 10 Store (approx. 7.5 miles away); Ben Siegel Building (approx. 7.5 miles away); Hancock Building (approx. 7.5 miles away); Chickasaw Trail of Tears (approx. 9 miles away); General Douglas Hancock Cooper (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fort Washita (approx. 9.1 miles away).
Nail's Crossing Marker Photo, Click for full size
March 3, 2011
2. Nail's Crossing Marker
Marker is located at the edge of a break in the trees.

 
More about this marker. Nail's Crossing and related sites are on private property.
 
Also see . . .  Nail's Crossing. More photos and background information about Nail's Crossing. All photos and information for this entry provided by Bruce Schulze, of the Civil War Album. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Site of Old Bridge at Nail's Crossing Photo, Click for full size
March 3, 2011
3. Site of Old Bridge at Nail's Crossing
Remains of Hotel Cellar Photo, Click for full size
March 3, 2011
4. Remains of Hotel Cellar
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2011. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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