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

Nail's Crossing

Butterfield Overland Mail

 
 
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March 3, 2011
1. Nail's Crossing Marker
Inscription.  
Butterfield Overland Mail
site of
Nail's Crossing
Here was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service continued until the outbreak of the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1958 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Oklahoma Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1857.
 
Location. 34° 7.874′ N, 96° 23.43′ W. Marker is near Kenefic, Oklahoma, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Nails Crossing Road, on the right when traveling west. Located well off the road behind Nails Cemetery. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.O.W. Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cowboy Pink Williams (approx.
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March 3, 2011
2. Nail's Crossing Marker
Marker is located at the edge of a break in the trees.
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7½ miles away); Craighead's 5 & 10 Store (approx. 7½ miles away); Ben Siegel Building (approx. 7½ miles away); Hancock Building (approx. 7½ miles away); Chickasaw Trail of Tears (approx. 9 miles away); General Douglas Hancock Cooper (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fort Washita (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Nail's Crossing and related sites are on private property.
 
Site of Old Bridge at Nail's Crossing image. Click for full size.
March 3, 2011
3. Site of Old Bridge at Nail's Crossing
Remains of Hotel Cellar image. Click for full size.
March 3, 2011
4. Remains of Hotel Cellar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2011. This page has been viewed 1,719 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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