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

Fort Towson Landing

 
 
Fort Towson Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
1. Fort Towson Landing Marker
Inscription. The Fort Towson Landing was south of here on the banks of the Red River. Also known as the Public Landing, from 1824 to 1854 it served as a receiving point for soldiers and supplies delivered by keelboats and steamboats. Traders from the Choctaw settlement of Doaksville and local planters received goods and transported cotton to New Orleans. The cotton went to textile mills in Great Britain and the eastern United States, helping fuel the Industrial Revolution. Commercial navigation of the Upper Red River continued until the early 1900's when railroads surpassed it as an economical mode of transportation.
 
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
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) half a mile west of County Road N4375. Click for map. Located within Fort Towson Historic Site. 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,
Fort Towson Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
2. Fort Towson Landing Marker
next to this marker); Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Doaksville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stand Watie's Surrender (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elliott Academy (approx. 8.1 miles away); Clear Creek Water Mill (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureNative AmericansWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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