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

Fort Davis

 
 
Fort Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
1. Fort Davis Marker
Inscription. Established Nov. 1861 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S. Army. Named for Pres. Jefferson Davis, who had been stationed in the area when a Lieut. U.S. Army. Nearly one million dollares spent on this post by Confederates. In Second Federal Invasion Ft. Davis destroyed Dec. 27, 1862, by U.S. troops including the Third Indian Home Guard Regt. under Col. W.A. Phillips.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 47.234′ N, 95° 20.14′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on York Street (State Highway 16), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. There is a nice pull off on the west side of York St. Fort Davis is located on the treeline on the hill on the other side of the street behind the church. Marker is in this post office area: Muskogee OK 74403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) (approx. 1.5 miles away); Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
2. Fort Davis is located on the ridgeline in the trees. (Private Property)
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Severs Block (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hitching Post Stone (approx. 3.5 miles away); Midland Valley Station (approx. 3.5 miles away); Thomas-Foreman House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 26, 2010
3. Fort Davis is located in the treeline behind the church. (Private Property)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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