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

Creek Capitol

 
 
Creek Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
1. Creek Capitol Marker
Inscription.  Erected 1878, Ward Coachman, Principal Chief. Creek Nation organized 1867 under written constitution, and Okmulgee named as capital. Noted Chiefs here included Samuel Checote, Joseph Perryman, Isparhecher, Pleasant Porter. “Okmulgee Constitution” written here in Inter-Tribal Council, 1870, intended for organization of all Indian Territory.
 
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society & State Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 35° 37.385′ N, 95° 58.336′ W. Marker is in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee County. Marker is at the intersection of West 6th Street (State Highway 56) and South Morton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 6th Street. Marker is located in front of the Old Creek Capitol building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West 6th Street, Okmulgee OK 74447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Checote (here, next to this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Creek Council House Capitol Of The Muscogee Nation (a few steps from this marker); First Bank of Okmulgee (within shouting distance of this marker); Okmulgee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Forced to Capitulate by Command or Shot out of the Sky: (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ernest Childers (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okmulgee.
 
Creek Capitol Marker looking west at the Capitol image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 18, 2022
2. Creek Capitol Marker looking west at the Capitol
Creek Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
3. Creek Capitol Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 3, 2023, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.   3. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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