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

Creek Capitol

 
 
Creek Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
1. Creek Capitol Marker
Inscription. Erected 1878, Ward Coachman, Principal Chief. Creek Nation organized 1867 under written constitution, and Okmulgee named as capital. Noted Chiefs here included Samuel Checote, Joseph Perryman, Isparhecher, Pleasant Porter. “Okmulgee Constitution” written here in Inter-Tribal Council, 1870, intended for organization of all Indian Territory.
 
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society & State Highway Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 37.385′ N, 95° 58.336′ W. Marker is in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee County. Marker is at the intersection of West 6th Street (State Highway 56) and South Morton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Old Creek Capitol building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West 6th Street, Okmulgee OK 74447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Checote (here, next to this marker); Henryetta War Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Creek Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, August 22, 2011
2. Creek Capitol Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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