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Fort Supply in Woodward County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Historic Fort Supply Cemetery

 
 
Historic Fort Supply Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 29, 2018
1. Historic Fort Supply Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Fort Supply Period 1873 to 1895
This site was chosen as the second cemetery for Fort Supply. While many soldiers and civilians were buried here, the soldiers were moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1895 after the post was abandoned. Some civilian graves are unmarked, headstones remain for the following individuals:

Toch-e-me-ha, Cheyenne Wife of Ben Clark (Scout) died October 6th, 1875. Age 22 years. Alex Mitchell, died June 17, 1877. Age 22 years. James Quinlan, died July 12, 1877. Age 32 years 6 months. Pat McLoughlin, Born in County Roscommon, Ireland, died March 17, 1878. Age 36 ears. Pvt. Bad Face (Indian Scout), died November 7, 1885 of chronic dysentery.

Squatters Period-1895 to 1908
After the Military moved its operations at Fort Supply to Fort Sill, Civilians moved to the post and occupied the dwellings and grounds. Many of these individuals had participated in the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run. The earliest burial for this period was 1901.

Western Oklahoma Hospital Period - 1908 to 1982
The Fort Supply Cemetery became the burial place for many mentally
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ill patients when the property was acquired by the state of Oklahoma In 1908. In 1982, Dr. William Blythe, M.D., former hospital superintendent, was the last person buried in the cemetery.

The colors indicate the approximate location of burial plots during the three periods.
 
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1878.
 
Location. 36° 34.282′ N, 99° 33.741′ W. Marker is in Fort Supply, Oklahoma, in Woodward County. Marker is on 183, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Supply OK 73841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cooper Site (a few steps from this marker); Camp Supply (approx. half a mile away); Military Road Crossing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crossing (approx. 13 miles away); Military Chapel (approx. 13.4 miles away); Western Cattle Trail (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Historic Fort Supply Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 29, 2018
2. Historic Fort Supply Cemetery
Blue Star Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 29, 2018
3. Blue Star Memorial Highway
Marker on the grounds of the Fort Supply Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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