Near Sentinel in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Oatman Massacre Site
Feb. 18, 1851
Erected by Yuma County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2011.
Location. 33° 0.164′ N, 113° 9.614′ W. Marker is near Sentinel, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from Oatman Road 8.8 miles north of Agua Caliente Road. On Oatman Road, follow rock cairns (piles of stacked rocks) northwest 1.5 miles to massacre site.
Note: Oatman Road is an un-maintained, primitive dirt road, passable only with high clearance or four wheel drive vehicles. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dateland AZ 85333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Oatman Family (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Regarding Oatman Massacre Site. On March 19, 1851, Royce and Mary Ann Oatman and their seven children were part of a Mormon wagon train
Also see . . . The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (book) by Margot Mifflin. Based on historical records, including letters and diaries of Oatman’s friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois—including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society—to her later years as a wealthy banker’s wife in Texas. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,427 times since then and 498 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.