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

Miller County Controversy

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Miller County Controversy Marker
Inscription.  The Arkansas Territorial Assembly created Miller County, Arkansas Territory, in April 1820. Originally it included much of southeastern Oklahoma. The 1820 Treaty of Doak's Stand encouraged Choctaw people living in Mississippi to move to the same area.

In 1824 the US Army built Fort Towson near the Miller County courthouse and the US Congress assigned the boundaries. The southern end was a clear violation of the Treaty of Doak's Stand. An 1825 treaty with the Choctaw Nation clearly defined the eastern border of the Choctaw Nation, pushing the legal western border of Miller County to the present-day state line shared with Arkansas. Three years later Arkansas abandoned Miller County and residents burned the courthouse with its records. The border issue was not resolved until 1848.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1820.
 
Location. 35° 29.618′ N, 97° 29.826′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Luhdi Drive west of North Laird
Miller County Controversy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Miller County Controversy Marker
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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. Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); Kiamichi River (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Jones Plantation (here, next to this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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