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Fort Towson in Choctaw County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Doaksville

Noted Town in Indian Territory

 
 
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By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
1. Doaksville Marker
Inscription. This site is at the north end of Main Street, called "Commercial Row," in this town begun in 1831. Name of nearby post office, "Fort Towson," was changed to Doaksville on Nov. 11, 1847.
 
Erected 1960 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 2.092′ N, 95° 16.192′ W. Marker is in Fort Towson, Oklahoma, in Choctaw County. Marker can be reached from Red Road 1.5 miles from U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Doaksville Archeological Park north of the Town of Fort Towson. The quickest way to the marker is to park inside the east side of the Fort Towson Cemetery. Near the east cemetery wall is a set of steps that lead over the wall and into the former Doaksville town site. It is not recommended for the handicaped. It is a longer walk from the "official" gate on the north side of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Towson OK 74735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stand Watie's Surrender (here, next to this marker); Transportation Crossroads (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
2. Doaksville Marker
Fort Towson Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Towson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elliott Academy (approx. 8.8 miles away); Clear Creek Water Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Doaksville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 25, 2011
3. Doaksville Marker
 
 
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 567 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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