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

Fort McCulloch

Fort McCulloch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, May 24, 2015
1. Fort McCulloch Marker
Inscription.  Earthworks 1.5 mi. S.E. constructed early in 1862 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S.A. as major Confederate stronghold in southern Indian Territory. Named for Gen. Ben McCulloch, who fell at Pea Ridge. Fort had 18 pieces of artillery; 3,000 soldiers garrisoned there. Pike shortly relieved of command and post abandoned. He then devoted years to Masonry.
Erected 1950 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 34° 8.576′ N, 96° 24.797′ W. Marker is near Kenefic, Oklahoma, in Bryan County. Marker is on State Highway 22, 2.3 miles west of State Highway 48, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenefic OK 74748, 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. Nail's Crossing (approx. 1˝ miles away); Chickasaw Trail of Tears (approx. 8 miles away); Colbert Family (approx. 8 miles away); General Douglas Hancock Cooper
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(approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Washita (approx. 8.1 miles away); Chickasaw White House (approx. 8.8 miles away); W.O.W. Building (approx. 8.8 miles away); Cowboy Pink Williams (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 20, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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