Near Wheeless in Cimarron County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
7 mi S.W.
Erected 1963 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
Location. 36° 47.198′ N, 102° 48.307′ W. Marker is near Wheeless, Oklahoma, in Cimarron County. Marker is on 325 Highway 3½ miles north of E0190 Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located 0.5 miles south of the south entrance road into Black Mesa State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Boise City OK 73933, United States of America.
Regarding Fort Nichols. Fort Nichols was built by New Mexico and California volunteers under the command of Col. Kit Carson to protect travelers on the Cimarron Cut-Off of the Santa Fe Trail from raids by the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. The fort was established in 1865 and abandoned the next year; it was the only manmade structure along the Cimarron Cut-Off while it was an active route. At its height,
Additional keywords. Camp Nichols
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2011, by Christopher Suttle of Norman, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2011, by Christopher Suttle of Norman, Oklahoma. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2011. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.