Near Porter in Wagoner County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Was trading post in 1829-33, named and conducted by ex-Gov. Sam Houston of Tenn., who was called Colonah (The Raven) by his Cherokee friends. As a celebrity in the Indian Ter., Houston was visited by the American author, Washington Irving who came to this country in 1832, and made notes for his book, A Tour on the Prairies, now an Oklahoma classic.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 84.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
Location. 35° 49.935′ N, 95° 24.152′ W. Marker is near Porter, Oklahoma, in Wagoner County. Marker is on U.S. 69 0.4 miles north of 820th Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6290 U.S. Highway 69, Porter OK 74454, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oklahoma's First Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Chief Pushmataha (here, next to this marker); Tullahassee Mission (a few steps from this marker); Texas Road (approx. 4.8 miles Fort Davis (approx. 4.9 miles away); Thomas-Foreman House (approx. 5.5 miles away); State's Earliest Oil Refinery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Semore Park (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Porter.
Also see . . .
1. Nathaniel Pryor and Sam Houston at Three Forks. (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Neosho Wigwam. (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.