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

Captain Atoka

In Memory Of

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
1. Captain Atoka Marker
Inscription.  

Born about 1792
Died during Civil War
Signed Treaty of
Dancing Rabbit Creek
in 1830.
Led Band of Choctaws to this area,
settling near Crystal in 1834.
Capt. Atoka was a noted
athlete, Choctaw subchief
and respected leader.
Atoka County and City
were named in his honor.

 
Erected by Atoka Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 34° 23.133′ N, 96° 7.61′ W. Marker is in Atoka, Oklahoma, in Atoka County. Marker is on Court Street east of Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the north lawn of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Atoka OK 74525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
2. Captain Atoka Marker
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this marker); Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Middle Boggy Battle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stringtown Shootout (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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