Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Red River Journey
Predictably, the influential Jones strongly advocated that the Choctaw government should form an alliance with the Confederacy and served as a delegate to the Confederate Congress in Richmond, Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans.
Location. 35° 29.621′ N, 97° 29.827′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Kiamichi River (here, next to this marker); Miller County Controversy (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (a few steps from this marker); The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
Also see . . . Robert McDonald Jones on Wikipedia. Jones (1808-1872) was born in Mississippi and later relocated to Indian Territory, with other Choctaw Indians. He would work as a translator to tribes. Some sources argue that he owned just over 200 slaves, unlike what the marker says. (Submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.