“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fort Towson in Choctaw County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Transportation Crossroads

Transportation Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
1. Transportation Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  During the early 1800's, present Southeastern Oklahoma was a major transportation crossroads. Roads connected Fort Towson in the Choctaw Nation to military installations to the North, South and West. On the Texas side of the Red River, Jonesboro was a major entry point for thousands headed for Austin's colony and other settlements in Texas. Along these routes traveled such notable persons as General Zachary Taylor, Sam Houston, David Crockett, Jefferson Davis, and Benjamin Milan.
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Oklahoma Historical Society series lists.
Location. 34° 1.665′ N, 95° 15.458′ W. Marker is near Fort Towson, Oklahoma, in Choctaw County. Marker is on Fort Towson Historic Site Road (County Road E2060) half a mile west
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of County Road N4375. Marker is located within Fort Towson Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Towson OK 74735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Towson Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Towson (approx. ¾ mile away); Doaksville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stand Watie’s Surrender (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spencer Academy (approx. 6 miles away); Clear Creek Water Mill (approx. 8.1 miles away); Elliott Academy (approx. 8.1 miles away); Alikchi Court Ground (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Towson.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 21, 2023