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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Muskogee County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK (37) Cherokee County, OK (8) Haskell County, OK (6) McIntosh County, OK (23) Okmulgee County, OK (10) Sequoyah County, OK (3) Wagoner County, OK (15)  MuskogeeCounty(37) Muskogee County (37)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  HaskellCounty(6) Haskell County (6)  McIntoshCounty(23) McIntosh County (23)  OkmulgeeCounty(10) Okmulgee County (10)  SequoyahCounty(3) Sequoyah County (3)  WagonerCounty(15) Wagoner County (15)
Muskogee is the county seat for Muskogee County
Adjacent to Muskogee County, Oklahoma
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Haskell County (6)  
      McIntosh County (23)  
      Okmulgee County (10)  
      Sequoyah County (3)  
      Wagoner County (15)  
 
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1Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Fort Gibson — Fort Gibson
On East Ash Avenue just east of Lee Street, on the left when traveling east.
Originally built on this site by the United States Army, Colonel Matthew Arbuckle and the United States Infantry. Rebuilt by WPA and the State of Oklahoma in 1935-36. The exact duplicate of the original.Map (db m136565) HM
2Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Fort Gibson — Fort Gibson Stockade Well
Fort Gibson Stockade Well 1824 Rich In History and Romance Restored By Old Fort Club 1933 Map (db m136564) HM
3Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Fort Gibson — 237-2000 — Manard
On U.S. 62, 0.5 miles east of South Manard Road, on the right when traveling west.
Site of Manard Settlement on Bayou Menard. Named for Pierre Menard (1766-1844. Menard, an early day fur trader, merchant and member of the Chouteau family. Served as the first territorial governor of Illinois. Springs at Manard identified as a . . . Map (db m52605) HM
4Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Fort Gibson — Seventh United States Infantry — 1824-1936
On North Garrison Avenue at East Hazen Lane, on the right when traveling north on North Garrison Avenue.
. . . Map (db m136560) WM
5Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Fort Gibson — Telephones in 1886
On East Ash Avenue just east of Lee Street, on the left when traveling east.
The first commercial long distance telephone line in Oklahoma was placed in service here in 1886. It connected Fort Gibson with Tahlequah and Muskogee. The line was built by a company formed by a group of Cherokees, namely L.B. Bell, J.S. Stapler, . . . Map (db m136566) HM
6Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — Battery C, 160th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry Division Memorial — Thunderbirds — 1950 • Korean War Memorial • 1953 —
On Broadway (U.S. 62) south of Spruce Street, on the left when traveling south.
[Honor Roll of Veterans] (back) The Town of Haskell This memorial testifies to future generations our everlasting appreciation for all Korean War Veterans. Some gave much, others gave all. Yours was a much appreciated gift we . . . Map (db m108959) HM WM
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7Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — Battery E and Battery C 160th Field Artillery
On Chickasaw Avenue/194th Street West (State Highway 72) 1 mile north of Haskell Boulevard (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m111693) WM
8Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — Btry B 171st Field Artillery Bn / Btry C 160th Field Artillery Bn — 45th Infantry Division
On Chickasaw Avenue/194th Street West (State Highway 72) 1 mile north of Haskell Boulevard (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north.
Btry B 171st FA BN World War II Btry C 160th FA BN Korean War Haskell, OklahomaMap (db m111686) WM
9Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — First Haskell Casualties
On Chickasaw Avenue/194th Street West (State Highway 72) 1 mile Haskell Boulevard (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north.
Toll Donaghe • WW I • 1918 Lee Elliott • WW II • 1943 Donaghe - Elliott Post 56 Haskell Oklahoma Chartered 1934 Honoring All American Veterans In times of trouble and of war God and the Soldier we all adore With trouble ended and . . . Map (db m111692) WM
10Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — JB Bates, Sr. — June 13, 1916 • Dec. 17, 2008
On Chickasaw Avenue/194th Street West (State Highway 72) 1 mile north of Haskell Boulevard (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north.
1921 Tulsa Race Riot SurvivorMap (db m111732) HM
11Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — 72 — La Harpe's Council
On U.S. 64, 0.7 miles south of Skelly Road (County Route E0830), on the left when traveling south.
First peace council and alliance in Oklahoma between a European nation and Indian tribes held here at a Tawakoni village by Comdt Bernard De La Harpe on his first visit to the Arkansas River. He erected a post here carved with the coat-of-arms of . . . Map (db m77867) HM
12Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Haskell — War and Veterans Memorial
On Chickasaw Avenue/194th Street West (State Highway 72) 1 mile north of Haskell Boulevard (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the men and women of Haskell who served their country with honor In Memoriam 1917 - 1918 Toll Donaghe 1941 - 1945 Raymond Harmon • Lee Elliott, Jr. Tommie Riddle • Arthur Miller Joe S. Ferguson • Ralph Cantrell . . . Map (db m111690) WM
13Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muscogee — Milly Francis
Near Old Bacone Road, 0.2 miles north of East Shawnee Road (U.S. 62).
Milly Francis was the daughter of the Creek chief Hillis Hadjo during the Florida War 1817. Fifteen-year-old Milly by her plea saved the life of a young white officer Duncan McKrimmon, whom they were about to kill. She later declined his offer of . . . Map (db m115647) HM
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14Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — "The Sentry" — Sculptor Genie E. Basey
In memory of Benjamin Howard Gaston, M.D. 1926 - 1997 1947 - Graduated Johns Hopkins Medical School Captain, United States Army Surgical Research Unit Brooke Army Medical Center In honor of forty years of surgical service to . . . Map (db m108930) HM WM
15Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial
This open air theatre is dedicated as a living memorial to our comrades of World War I and World War II who gave their lives in the service of their beloved country. It looks across to the Cookson Hills, the site of Camp Gruber, where the . . . Map (db m108931) HM WM
16Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial Medallion — Honor Heights Park
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
The American Society of Landscape Architects 1899-1999 This site is recognized as a National Landmark for Outstanding Landscape ArchitectureMap (db m108934) HM
17Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m108933) HM
18Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Dr. John Hutchings White
Iron Sculpture by John Carson, Muskogee Artist Contributed by Marie White Rhodes in Commemoration of Dr. John Hutchings White pioneer Physician and Surgeon who emigrated from Virginia to Indian Territory in 1902 to work among the . . . Map (db m108936) HM
19Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — 71 — Fort Davis
On York Street (State Highway 16), on the left when traveling north.
Established Nov. 1861 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S. Army. Named for Pres. Jefferson Davis, who had been stationed in the area when a Lieut. U.S. Army. Nearly one million dollares spent on this post by Confederates. In Second Federal Invasion Ft. Davis . . . Map (db m52277) HM
20Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Hitching Post Stone
On Elgin Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
This hitching post stone was placed at Three Rivers Museum in memory of Dr. H. Sessler Hoss 1882 - 1921Map (db m108897) HM
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21Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Honor Heights Park — Dedication — 1914 - 1918 —
On Honor Heights Drive, on the right when traveling north.
This park is laid like a Wreath of Honor on the highland of this city by the People of Muskogee as a tribute to those of our country who served in the World War 1914-1918 in camp or in field at home or abroad in all the multitudes of . . . Map (db m108932) WM
22Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Masonic Temple
On South 6th Street West at Boston Street, on the right when traveling south on South 6th Street West.
In 1919 a group of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons organized the Masonic Building Association in order to purchase this property on which to erect a Masonic building. The land was formerly owned by Pleasant Porter of the Creek Nation. This early . . . Map (db m192355) HM
23Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) — Lost Feb. 11, 1942 — God Rest Their Souls —
Theodore A. Bellard MMI Walter R. Blanchard CTM John A. Bolton RM1 Thomas L. Brannan S1 Grady G. Byus, Jr. MM1 Earl W. Cassidy LTJG John P.Cooley MM2 Billy B. Crawford F3 Albert E. Croft EM2 William T. Dawson EM2 Edwin Denby, . . . Map (db m108912) HM WM
24Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Midland Valley Station
On Elgin Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Midland Valley Railroad Company was incorporated in 1903 and headquartered in Muskogee. This passenger station was built in 1917 and during the 1920's as many as eight trains carrying 9,000 passengers per day traveled from Tulsa to this point. . . . Map (db m108907) HM
25Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Muskogee Lodge #28 — A.F. & A.M.
On South 6th Street West north of Boston Street, on the right when traveling south.
Friday evening, November 7, 1888, a special communication of the Grand Lodge was held in Muskogee Lodge No. 28 in this city for the purpose of constituting and consecrating said lodge. One hundred twenty-five years later, November 7, 2013, . . . Map (db m192528) HM
26Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Muskogee Nation Commemorative Stone — May the 26th, 1850
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m108937) HM
27Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Severs Block
On Broadway at 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Broadway.
Captain F.B. Severs erected the original Severs Block Building, with its historic Gothic entrance at Main Street and Broadway, in 1890 to house the newly organized First National Bank of Muskogee, Indian Territory. Between 1901 and 1903 the . . . Map (db m108896) HM
28Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — 73 — State's Earliest Oil Refinery
On 32nd Street (U.S. 54/69) 0.2 miles north of Hancock Street, on the right when traveling north.
Muskogee Oil Refining Company, organized in March 1905, built a finishing plant near this site in November, 1904. It soon was producing lamp kerosene, lubricating oil and industrial fuel - the beginning of oil refining in Oklahoma, a leading . . . Map (db m73123) HM
29Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Thomas-Foreman House
On W. Okmulgee St. at 15th St., on the left when traveling west on W. Okmulgee St..
This house was built in 1898 by John R. Thomas, Federal Judge from 1897-1901. As a former congressman from Illinois, his influence was responsible for the increase of the United States Navy from one battleship to that equal other nations of the day. . . . Map (db m77870) HM
30Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders
On this spot on May 12, 1898 200 men of the City of Muscogee and the Indian Territory were sworn into the service of their country. They valiantly defended it's ideals at San Juan Hill, Cuba as Roosevelt's . . . Map (db m108920) HM WM
31Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union Agency — Established July 1, 1874
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Consolidated U. S. Indian office for Five Civilized Tribes. Cornerstone of old stone building here laid Aug. 18, 1875, in ceremony led by Agent G. W. Ingalls, with address by Wm. P. Ross, Chief, Cherokee Nation; first Masonic cornerstone laying in . . . Map (db m108935) HM
32Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union Agency — Indian Territory — Erected 1875 —
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated as historical site October 15, 1986Map (db m108938) HM
33Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union Agency Building
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Begun in 1875, this Agency was the first building erected by the U.S. government to house the superintendencey [sic] of the Five Civilized Tribes. Used briefly, the building was leased in 1875 to the Baptist Mission Society as a school for the . . . Map (db m108939) HM
34Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Vietnam War Memorial — Memoriam
Dedicated to the memory of the Muskogee area men who made the supreme sacrifice for freedom's cause in Vietnam by the Kiwanis Club of Muskogee Ronald Stewart Allen III SSgt Jedd Edward Ashby Sgt Rex Lee Brown PFC Michael Gene . . . Map (db m108921) WM
35Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — War Memorial
In Memoriam to those who served and died in defense of their country Spanish American War Mexican War World War I ——————————— In Memoriam to those who fought . . . Map (db m108923) WM
36Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — World War Memorial
On Honor Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
(East Elevation) Erected in commemoration of members of the Five Civilized Tribes, whose record of enlistment, conduct in camp, and fortitude and valor on the battlefield, added lustre to the triumphant victory of our country in . . . Map (db m108942) HM WM
37Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Webbers Falls — 75-1995 — Webbers Falls
On OK Route 100 (U.S. 64) 0.2 miles east of 5th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Settled in 1829, named for Walter Webber, Western Cherokee Chief, who had a trading post here. Home of "Rich Joe" Vann to 1844, owner of "Lucy Walker," quarter mile race horse, for which he named his Mississippi River steamboat. In Civil War battle, . . . Map (db m52567) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023