Near Milburn in Johnston County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Chickasaw White House
Chikasha Aboa Tohbi
Douglas H. Johnston was elected Chickasaw Governor for two terms (1898-1902) he built this house in 1895. It is located on the northwest edge of Emet 10 miles southeast of Tishomingo built on a foundation of bois d'arc blocks. Oak beams were laid across the blocks and the floors nailed to these beams. All the walls and porches were made of pine. Wood shingles were cedar that covered the roof upstairs windows were stained glass. Most of the finishing lumber was brought from Denison Texas. The cherry mahogany mantels and facings and original fireplace tiles were shipped from Chattanooga Tennessee. Ceilings in all rooms were 16 feet tall. Lighting was by coal oil and chandeliers had dangling crystal prisms they had to raise and lower the fixture by chain or sash for lighting. There were 8 rooms kitchen, dining room, parlor, two bedrooms a library and a nursery. Walls papered through out with fancy patterns of that era. It was a fine home Governor Johnson served by appointment from statehood until his death in 1939. At the age 83 he carried on tribal business in this house and it was called the White House because it was always painted
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 34° 12.431′ N, 96° 32.785′ W. Marker is near Milburn, Oklahoma, in Johnston County. Marker is on East Mansion Road west of State Highway 78, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6379 E Mansion Rd, Milburn OK 73450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colbert Family (approx. 7 miles away); Chickasaw Trail of Tears (approx. 7.1 miles away); General Douglas Hancock Cooper (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Washita (approx. 7.3 miles away); Red Man's Pledge of Peace (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lost and Found (approx. 7.9 miles away); The National Jail (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Capitol Well (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Chickasaw White House Museum. (Submitted on July 11, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.)
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