Spiro in Le Flore County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Building completed, and Maj. F.C. Armstrong was first agent in 1832. Village became known as Skullyville. Choctaw Nation adopted new constitution in convention here, 1857. Stage station for Overland Mail to San Francisco 1858-61. Leading Choctaws here included Tandy Walker, Edwin McCurtain, and Thos. D. Ainsworth.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 191.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 35° 14.428′ N, 94° 35.724′ W. Marker is in Spiro, Oklahoma, in Le Flore County. Marker is on State Highway 9, 0.2 miles west of Daisy Lane (County Route N4735), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 E Broadway St, Spiro OK 74959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Coffee (here, next to this marker); Skullyville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Skullyville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Backbone Mountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); Chief Mosholatubbee (approx. 11½ miles away); William O. Darby (approx. 13.7 miles away in Arkansas); Defending Fort Smith (approx. 13.7 miles away in Arkansas); Osage Nation (approx. 13.7 miles away in Arkansas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spiro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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