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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hochatown

The Red River Journey

 
 
Hochatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Hochatown Marker
Inscription.  Named for a Choctaw Indian, Hocha, the original town now lies under Broken Bow Lake. It was a community of Choctaw Indians from 1833 until 1900. White settlers moved into the area in the 1920s. During prohibition, the town became the "Moonshine Capitol of Oklahoma." An estimated 80 percent of the families in Hochatown were involved in the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of moonshine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 35° 29.614′ N, 97° 29.809′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Luhdi 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 Luhdi 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. The Red River Heritage Garden (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (a few steps from this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe
Hochatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Hochatown Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Fort Towson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Steamboat Heroine (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller County Controversy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Hochatown, Oklahoma on Wikpedia. (Submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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