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

Alexander Posey

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2014
1. Alexander Posey Marker
Inscription.  

Birthplace: 2½ miles N.E., 1873

Creek Poet: "Dew and the Bird," "Ode to Sequoyah," and other poems. Columnist: famous "Fus Fixico" letters. Editor, "Muskogee Times" and Eufaula "Indian Journal." Supt. of Creek Orphan School; in charge of Creek enrollment, Dawes Commission. Member of House of Kings, Creek Council. Met tragic death in North Canadian R. flood, 1908.
 
Erected 1972 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 35° 17.309′ N, 95° 35.104′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Oklahoma, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of Selmon Road (State Highway 9) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Selmon Road. Marker is near the SE corner of Posey Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eufaula OK 74432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker
Alexander Posey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2014
2. Alexander Posey Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green Corn Dance (approx. half a mile away); Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot (approx. 12.9 miles away); Paul Henry Carr (approx. 12.9 miles away); 116 South Broadway (approx. 13 miles away); Towry Brothers Building (approx. 13 miles away); Kniseley and Long Building (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Posey Bio. (Submitted on April 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey. (Submitted on April 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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