Near Talihina in Le Flore County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
First Military Road
To Fort Towson Near Red River
Old camp ground was here near spring. The road was constructed in 1832 by Capt. John Stuart, 7th U.S. Inf. It had been marked from Ft. Smith to Red River, over this ground by Woodsman, Robert Bean and Jesse Chisholm.
Erected 1959 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 34° 47.802′ N, 94° 56.683′ W. Marker is near Talihina, Oklahoma, in Le Flore County. Marker is on Talimena National Scenic Byway (Scenic Highway 1) one mile east of U.S. 271, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located at the Old Military Picnic Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talihina OK 74571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ft. Smith -- Ft. Towson Military Road (here, next to this marker); Military Road of 1832 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Choctaw Nation (approx. 2.7 miles away); On a Clear Day (approx. 2.7 miles away); Deadman Vista B-29 Crash Near Talihina (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Lenox Mission (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lenox Mission (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talihina.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.