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

Texas Road

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Texas Road Marker
Inscription.  As early as 1822 pioneers and traders began traveling a native trade route that entered present-day Oklahoma near the northeast corner and ran to the Muskogee area. From there the route angled southwest, remaining east of the Cross Timbers, and crossed the Red River at Colbert's Ferry.

The route brought trade goods to Indian Territory and helped populate Texas. Both the Katy Railroad and US Highway 69 later followed the route of the Texas Road.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 35° 29.61′ N, 97° 29.862′ 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 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloomfield Academy (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (here, next to this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War
Texas Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Texas Road Marker
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(here, next to this marker); East and West Shawnee Trails (here, next to this marker); Bison Tracks (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma Governor's Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma State Capitol and The Guardian (a few steps from this marker); Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam (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 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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