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Muskogee in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Davis

 
 
Fort Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
1. Fort Davis Marker
Inscription. Established Nov. 1861 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S. Army. Named for Pres. Jefferson Davis, who had been stationed in the area when a Lieut. U.S. Army. Nearly one million dollares spent on this post by Confederates. In Second Federal Invasion Ft. Davis destroyed Dec. 27, 1862, by U.S. troops including the Third Indian Home Guard Regt. under Col. W.A. Phillips.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 47.234′ N, 95° 20.14′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on York Street (State Highway 16), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. There is a nice pull off on the west side of York St. Fort Davis is located on the treeline on the hill on the other side of the street behind the church. Marker is in this post office area: Muskogee OK 74403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas-Foreman House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Texas Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Oklahoma's First Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away);
Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
2. Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property)
Wigwam Neosho (approx. 4.9 miles away); Chief Pushmataha (approx. 4.9 miles away); Tullahassee Mission (approx. 4.9 miles away); State's Earliest Oil Refinery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Sam Powell and U.S. Court (approx. 12.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
3. Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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