Near Jay in Delaware County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 155.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 36° 25.407′ N, 94° 37.651′ W. Marker is near Jay, Oklahoma, in Delaware County. Marker is on State Highway 20, 0.1 miles east of N470 Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jay OK 74346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Maysville (approx. 2 miles away in Arkansas); Camp Walker (approx. 3.4 miles away in Arkansas); Stand Watie (approx. 7.1 miles away); Arkansas & Oklahoma Railroad (approx. 9.9 miles away in Arkansas); McDonald County (approx. 15˝ miles away in Missouri).
More about this marker. In 1995 a granite marker replaced the earlier style Oklahoma highway marker on Fort Wayne; the granite marker had the same text as the original highway marker . The granite marker was manufactured by Willis Granite Products in Granite, Oklahoma, but was damaged sometime before 2008 and removed from the location. It was later repaired and re-installed at the same location. The repairs consisted of taking the unbroken upper portion of the marker, which contained the logo and inscription, and encasing it in a concrete base.
Regarding Fort Wayne. The site of Fort Wayne is located approximately four miles south of the marker near the intersection of N470 Road and E0450 Road.
Fort Wayne closed due to high incidents of malaria among the troops. The troops relocated north and built Fort Scott in SE Kansas.
Also see . . . Battle of Old Fort Wayne - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 19, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. 4. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.