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Okay in Wagoner County, Oklahoma — The American South (Western South-Central)
 

Texas Road

 
 
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By Michael Manning, April 19, 2011
1. Texas Road Marker
Inscription.  
Texas Road
The most ancient and important trail through Oklahoma
Three Forks
at the head of navigation of the Verdigris River the oldest trading post in Oklahoma dating from 1812.
Creek & Osage
Indian agencies on the East and West banks of the river below the falls of the Verdigris in buildings acquired from Col. A.P. Chouteau in 1828.
The First Party
of emigrating Creek Indians were landed here in February 1828. Between here and Fort Gibson Sam Houston resided during his stay with the Cherokee Indians, 1828-1832.
Irving Trail
Near this spot on October 10, 1832, Washington Irving forded the river on his Tour of the Prairies.
Erected 1932 by Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate Washington Irving Centennial, George Washington Bicentennial
 
Erected 1932 by Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location.
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35° 50.457′ N, 95° 19.072′ W. Marker is in Okay, Oklahoma, in Wagoner County. Marker is on North York Road (State Highway 16), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on east side of SR 16 near the north end of the Verdigris River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okay OK 74446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) (approx. 3.3 miles away); Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort Gibson Stockade Well (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fort Gibson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Telephones in 1886 (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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