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

Colbert's Ferry

Chickasaw Nation

Colbert's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, October 12, 2013
1. Colbert's Ferry Marker

Ferry owned by B.F. Colbert, at old crossing on Red River 3 miles south, was noted on the Butterfield Overland Mail line, organized, 1857; first U.S. mail route by stage between cities of St. Louis and San Francisco. Colbert post office was established here on Nov. 17, 1853, Walter D. Collins, postmaster.
Erected 1957 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 33° 51.219′ N, 96° 30.151′ W. Marker is in Colbert, Oklahoma, in Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of Burney Street and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Burney Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colbert OK 74733, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red River Bridge (approx. half a mile away); 1931 Free Bridge Controversy (approx. 3.1 miles away in Texas); a different marker also named Colbert's Ferry (approx.
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3.1 miles away in Texas); Lake Texoma (approx. 4.8 miles away in Texas); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 7 miles away in Texas); The E. M. Kohl Building (approx. 7 miles away in Texas); North-South Railway Connection (approx. 7 miles away in Texas); Katy Park Rededication (approx. 7 miles away in Texas).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 27, 2023