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Near Fort Towson in Choctaw County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Towson

 
 
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By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
1. Fort Towson Marker
Inscription. Established May, 1824, under command of Col. Matthew Arbuckle to guard this region of Spanish border. Headquarters of Gen. S.B. Maxey, U.S. Army. Abandoned at end of Civil War. In the vicinity, Doaksville was important trading center and one time capital of the Choctaw Nation. George Hudson, Principal Chief, 1860. Noted Choctaws including David Folsom and Robert M. Jones.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 184.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.665′ N, 95° 15.458′ W. Marker is near Fort Towson, Oklahoma, in Choctaw County. Marker can be reached from Fort Towson Historic Site Road (County Road E2060) one mile west of County Road N4375. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Towson OK 74735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transportation Crossroads (here, next to this marker); Fort Towson Landing (here, next to this marker); Doaksville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stand Watie's Surrender (approx.
Fort Towson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
2. Fort Towson Marker
0.9 miles away); Elliott Academy (approx. 8.1 miles away); Clear Creek Water Mill (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Fort Towson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
3. Fort Towson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 19 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.
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