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Oberlin

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Oberlin Marker
Inscription.  About one mile north of the Red River in Bryan County, African Americans established the town of Oberlin in 1904. The majority were former slaves on the Robert M. Jones plantation. At its peak, the population of the community numbered 500.

One of several ferries that spanned the Red River, the Oberlin Ferry allowed traffic to flow between Indian Territory and Texas prior to the building of toll bridges and later free bridges across the river.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 35° 29.618′ N, 97° 29.844′ 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. Chahte Tamaha (here, next to this marker); Choctaw Nation (a few steps from this marker); The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens
Oberlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Oberlin Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Blue River (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker); Kiamichi River (a few steps from this marker); East and West Shawnee Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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