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

Fort Davis

 
 
Fort Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
1. Fort Davis Marker
Inscription.  Established Nov. 1861 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S. Army. Named for Pres. Jefferson Davis, who had been stationed in the area when a Lieut. U.S. Army. Nearly one million dollares spent on this post by Confederates. In Second Federal Invasion Ft. Davis destroyed Dec. 27, 1862, by U.S. troops including the Third Indian Home Guard Regt. under Col. W.A. Phillips.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1861.
 
Location. 35° 47.234′ N, 95° 20.14′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on York Street (State Highway 16), on the left when traveling north. There is a nice pull off on the west side of York St. Fort Davis is located on the treeline on the hill on the other side of the street behind the church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muskogee OK 74403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as
Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
2. Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property)
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the crow flies. Milly Francis (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) (approx. 1˝ miles away); Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders (approx. 1˝ miles away); Severs Block (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hitching Post Stone (approx. 3˝ miles away); Midland Valley Station (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
3. Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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