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Near Stringtown in Atoka County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stringtown Shootout

 
 
Stringtown Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, March 28, 2013
1. Stringtown Shootout Marker
Inscription. Near this place on Aug. 5, 1932, Atoka County Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and Deputy Sheriff Eugene Moore were involved in a shoot-out with Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, and Everett Milligan. The incident occurred when the two lawmen tried to arrest the men at a dance in Stringtown. As the lawmen approached, the threesome opened fire, killing Moore instantly and severely wounding Maxwell.
 
Erected 2007 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 27.742′ N, 96° 3.725′ W. Marker is near Stringtown, Oklahoma, in Atoka County. Marker is on North Mississippi Avenue (U.S. 69) south of Ash Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atoka OK 74525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory (approx. 5.4 miles away); Middle Boggy Battle (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse (approx. 6.5 miles away); War Memorial (approx.
Stringtown Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, March 28, 2013
2. Stringtown Shootout Marker
6.5 miles away); 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway (approx. 6.5 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Captain Atoka (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
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Stringtown Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
3. Stringtown Shootout Marker
Stringtown Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
4. Stringtown Shootout Marker
Looking south along U.S. Hwy 69
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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