Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
By 1901, Indian reservations in the vicinity of Fort Sill were opened to settlement for homesteaders. As the need for frontier outposts vanished, Fort Sill survived by changing from a cavalry to an artillery center. Today, the fort's rich history is preserved in the Fort Sill Museum located within the original post buildings.
Commemorated by the Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Jo Ann Biffle Sterling
Oklahoma State Regent
Dedicated in 1998
Limestone donated by Dolese Bros. Co.
Erected 1998 by Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 39.715′ N, 98° 23.069′ Touch for map. Marker is located just inside Fort Sill's Key Gate, on the right near an old visitor's center. Access to Fort Sill requires appropriate identification for access. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under the Southern Cross Americal (23rd) Infantry Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Proud American (approx. ¼ mile away); 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Post Guardhouse (approx. half a mile away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Satank Killed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.