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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.
By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
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.
 
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 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker
Samuel Checote with two sons image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the University of Tulsa
2. Samuel Checote with two sons
, measured as the crow flies. Creek Capitol (here, next to this marker); Henryetta War Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Samuel Checote Grave image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Find-A-Grave
3. Samuel Checote Grave
Gravesite is located at approximately 1408 Madison Avenue, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. 35.640237, -95.986411.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 439 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 28, 2021