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

Samuel Checote

Grave 1.9 miles N.W.

 
 
Samuel Checote Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 18, 2022
1. Samuel Checote Marker
Inscription.  This noted Creek leader, b. 1819, Ala., had attended old Asbury Mission before he came to Ind. Ty. He was a Methodist preacher for 32 years until his death, 1884. He served as Lieut. Col. of First Regt. Creek Mounted Vols., C.S.A., during the Civil War. Elected for his first term, Principal Chief, Creek Nation, in 1867.
 
Erected 1966 by Oklahoma Historical Society & State Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 35° 37.384′ N, 95° 58.338′ W. Marker is in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee County. Marker is on West 6th Street (State Highway 56), on the left when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the Old Creek Council House. 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 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. Creek Capitol (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.
 
Samuel Checote Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
2. Samuel Checote Marker
Samuel Checote Marker in front of Creek Capital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 18, 2022
3. Samuel Checote Marker in front of Creek Capital
Samuel Checote with two sons image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the University of Tulsa
4. Samuel Checote with two sons
Samuel Checote Grave image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Find-A-Grave
5. Samuel Checote Grave
Gravesite is located at approximately 1408 Madison Avenue, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. 35.640237, -95.986411.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2023, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.   2. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 3, 2023, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.   4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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