“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Park Hill in Cherokee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Riley's Chapel

Riley's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, April 20, 2011
1. Riley's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  First Annual Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Church was held in Oklahoma at Riley's Chapel, Oct. 23, 1844, Bishop Thomas A. Morris presiding. Conference area was west to the Rocky Mts., east to Ark.-Mo. line. Rev. Thomas Bertholf, missionary, had built Riley's Chapel.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 67.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 35° 51.796′ N, 94° 58.574′ W. Marker is in Park Hill, Oklahoma, in Cherokee County. Marker is on South Muskogee Avenue (U.S. 62) 0.1 miles north of Crestwood Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in a pull-off on the east side of Oklahoma Route 10 south of Tahlequah. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tahlequah OK 74464, 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. Park Hill Press (here, next to this marker); Park Hill (here, next to this marker); Billy B. Walkabout
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); John Noah Reese, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Warrior Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jack C. Montgomery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 1.2 miles away); Manard (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Park Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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