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Historical Markers in Bryan County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Bryan County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bryan County, OK (14) Atoka County, OK (8) Choctaw County, OK (8) Johnston County, OK (28) Marshall County, OK (1) Fannin County, TX (33) Grayson County, TX (72) Lamar County, TX (45)  BryanCounty(14) Bryan County (14)  AtokaCounty(8) Atoka County (8)  ChoctawCounty(8) Choctaw County (8)  JohnstonCounty(28) Johnston County (28)  MarshallCounty(1) Marshall County (1)  FanninCountyTexas(33) Fannin County (33)  GraysonCounty(72) Grayson County (72)  LamarCounty(45) Lamar County (45)
Durant is the county seat for Bryan County
Adjacent to Bryan County, Oklahoma
      Atoka County (8)  
      Choctaw County (8)  
      Johnston County (28)  
      Marshall County (1)  
      Fannin County, Texas (33)  
      Grayson County, Texas (72)  
      Lamar County, Texas (45)  
 
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1Oklahoma, Bryan County, Bokchito — 180 — Chahta Tamaha
Armstrong Academy, established by Choctaw Nation and named for Wm. Armstrong, Indian Agt., was opened in 1845. Rev. R.D. Potts, Supt., under Baptist Miss. Soc. Post Office established Nov., 1850. Confederate Capitol during Civil War. Choctaw . . . Map (db m77938) HM
2Oklahoma, Bryan County, Brown — Colbert Family
As a memorial to Charley Colbert, his wife Abbie Davis Colbert, and their children, this monument is erected. Charley Colbert was born May 20, 1863 at Colbert, Indian Territory, died June 13, 1955. His wife Abbie, born January 10, 1877, died . . . Map (db m206669) HM
3Oklahoma, Bryan County, Caddo — Ben Siegel Building
Ben Siegel at age 14 came to America from Lithuania. He established a business in Caddo, Indian Territory in 1895. One of Bryan County's first merchants, he was an important part of the early trade area.Map (db m73423) HM
4Oklahoma, Bryan County, Caddo — Cowboy Pink Williams(James Pinckney Williams)
Lieutenant Governor 1955-1959 State Treasurer 1963-1967 Born: April 9, 1892 at Newberry, SC Died: April 1, 1976 at Caddo, OK Building erected: 1900Map (db m73425) HM
5Oklahoma, Bryan County, Caddo — Craighead's 5 & 10 Store
In 1955 the Craighead family purchased this store which for over four decades has served and intrigued children as well as adults: Partial records show previous owners as: E. F. Nichols - original site - 1905 Boone Styron Dry Goods - . . . Map (db m73424) HM
6Oklahoma, Bryan County, Caddo — Hancock Building
John S. Hancock and his young son Clement Allen Hancock followed the MKT Railroad to Caddo in 1872. They established a business at this location and became two of Caddo's founding businessmen and community leaders.Map (db m73410) HM
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7Oklahoma, Bryan County, Caddo — W.O.W. Building
Built by Woodmen of the World, this site has served businesses as well as Caddo schools as a classroom. One of its most famous occupants was John L. "Judge" Boland, opening a law office in 1910. He served as city attorney and a civic leader . . . Map (db m73426) HM
8Oklahoma, Bryan County, Colbert — Colbert's FerryChickasaw Nation
Ferry owned by B.F. Colbert, at old crossing on Red River 3 miles south, was noted on the Butterfield Overland Mail line, organized, 1857; first U.S. mail route by stage between cities of St. Louis and San Francisco. Colbert post office was . . . Map (db m189885) HM
9Oklahoma, Bryan County, Colbert — 227-1997 — Red River Bridge
North span first free bridge across Red River erected 1931, replaced 1996. Oklahoma Gov. "Alfalfa" Bill Murray defied Federal Court injunction plowed up road to "toll" bridge forcing opening of "free" bridge linking Texas & Oklahoma hwy's. Gov. . . . Map (db m189824) HM
10Oklahoma, Bryan County, Durant — Chickasaw Trail of Tears
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, Chickasaw Indians removed by the United States Government from Alabama and Mississippi passed near here on their way to a new home in present-day south-central Oklahoma. In 1837 alone, an estimated 6,000 . . . Map (db m77936) HM
11Oklahoma, Bryan County, Durant — 183 — Fort Washita
Site selected and named 1842, by Gen. Zachary Taylor, later Pres. of U.S. Fort established 1842 by 2nd Dragoons, occupied by several rifle, infantry, cavalry, and artillery companies. Built to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the . . . Map (db m81743) HM
12Oklahoma, Bryan County, Durant — General Douglas Hancock Cooper
"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of General Douglas Hancock Cooper, C.S.A. Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to . . . Map (db m77935) HM
13Oklahoma, Bryan County, Kenefic — Fort McCulloch
Earthworks 1.5 mi. S.E. constructed early in 1862 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S.A. as major Confederate stronghold in southern Indian Territory. Named for Gen. Ben McCulloch, who fell at Pea Ridge. Fort had 18 pieces of artillery; 3,000 soldiers . . . Map (db m206451) HM
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14Oklahoma, Bryan County, Kenefic — Nail's CrossingButterfield Overland Mail
Butterfield Overland Mail site of Nail's CrossingHere was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service . . . Map (db m40707) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023