“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ketchum in Mayes County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Old Military Road

Old Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 26, 2011
1. Old Military Road Marker
Inscription. Crossed here: Ft. Gibson (Est. 1824) to Ft. Leavenworth. Two Cabin Creek battles in Civil War fought at old ford 5 mi.; S.W. Ketchum is east 1.5 mi. The first store, 1860, and a stage stand were at Old Sulphur Springs campground near here, N.E. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission, 1954
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 151-1995.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 31.482′ N, 95° 3.554′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Oklahoma, in Mayes County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 85 and State Highway 82, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 85. Touch for map. Marker is near the treeline on the south side of SR 85 immediately East of the SR 82 junction. There is a blue Historic Marker sign pointing to its location. Best parking is in the parking lot on the other side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Ketchum OK 74349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry (approx. 4.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Grand River Dam (approx. 7.3 miles away); U.S. 66 Will Rogers Highway (approx. 9.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); Worcester Academy (approx. 9.6 miles away); Cabin Creek Battlefield (approx. 11.1 miles away); Rolston Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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