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Fort Towson

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Fort Towson Marker
Inscription.  Historic Fort Towson is located in Choctaw County, and is an important archaeological site. In 1824 the US Army built Fort Towson to help guard the border with Mexico and to watch over the settlements of the Choctaw people. It was closed in 1854 and abandoned. Archaeologists have found plates, buttons and pieces of firearms.

Have you ever dug in the dirt and found something? What was it?
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 35° 29.62′ N, 97° 29.823′ 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 of the Oklahoma History Center. 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. Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (here, next to this marker); Miller County Controversy (here,
Fort Towson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Fort Towson Marker
Marker is second from the left. North Laird Avenue is in the background.
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next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Jones Plantation (here, next to this marker); Kiamichi River (a few steps from this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Steamboat Heroine (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Towson on Wikipedia. (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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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