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

Fort Wayne

 
 
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Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
1. Fort Wayne Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1838 by Lt. Col. R.B. Mason, 1st Dragoons, U.S. Army, at request of Arkansas citizens fearing Cherokees who were being removed from southeastern U.S. Named in honor of Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the fort was originally located in NE corner of present-day Watts on a hill, overlooking Illinois River. Considered poor location because many soldiers died there including Capt. John Stuart, 7th infantry. In 1839, fort was abandoned and moved to Beatie's Prairie west of Maysville, Arkansas. That site abandoned in 1842 and troops moved north to establish Fort Scott, Kansas.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 36° 6.33′ N, 94° 34.476′ W. Marker is in Watts, Oklahoma, in Adair County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 59. The marker is located at the intersection of
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Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
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Main Street and Hwy 59. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watts OK 74964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County Cane Hill College (approx. 16.7 miles away in Arkansas); The Battle of Cane Hill (approx. 16.9 miles away in Arkansas).
 
Also see . . .  Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne.
Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796) was an American soldier, officer and statesman of Irish descent. He adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him promotion to brigadier general and the nickname "Mad Anthony". He later served as the Senior Officer of the Army on the Ohio Country frontier and led the Legion of the United States. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Fort Wayne Marker along Highway 59. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
3. The view of the Fort Wayne Marker along Highway 59.
Gen. Anthony Wayne image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - James Sharpless , circa 1795
4. Gen. Anthony Wayne
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jan. 27, 2023