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

Garland Cemetery

 
 
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By Byron Hooks, October 21, 2009
1. Garland Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Small cemetery nearby contains graves of Choctaw chief Samuel Garland (1862 – 64) and family members including his mother-in-law, Sophie Pitchlynn. Peter Pitchlynn, son of Sophie and John Pitchlynn, was chief 1864 -- 66. Garland migrated from Mississippi during Choctaw removal in 1830s, opened and operated large plantation in vicinity with black slave labor. Cemetery is the only remaining evidence of Garland occupation. Headstone of Sophie Pitchlynn bears birthdate of December 27, 1773, believed to be earliest in Oklahoma.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 200.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.161′ N, 94° 29.754′ W. Marker is in Idabel, Oklahoma, in McCurtain County. Marker is on State Highway 3, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on Route 3, west of the Oklahoma – Arkansas state line. Marker is in this post office area: Idabel OK 74745, United States of America.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Garland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, October 21, 2009
2. Garland Cemetery Marker
 
 
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