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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee County, OK (10) Creek County, OK (21) McIntosh County, OK (23) Muskogee County, OK (37) Okfuskee County, OK (2) Tulsa County, OK (115) Wagoner County, OK (15)  OkmulgeeCounty(10) Okmulgee County (10)  CreekCounty(21) Creek County (21)  McIntoshCounty(23) McIntosh County (23)  MuskogeeCounty(37) Muskogee County (37)  OkfuskeeCounty(2) Okfuskee County (2)  TulsaCounty(115) Tulsa County (115)  WagonerCounty(15) Wagoner County (15)
Okmulgee is the county seat for Okmulgee County
Adjacent to Okmulgee County, Oklahoma
      Creek County (21)  
      McIntosh County (23)  
      Muskogee County (37)  
      Okfuskee County (2)  
      Tulsa County (115)  
      Wagoner County (15)  
 
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1Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Henryetta — Henryetta War MemorialThe Spirit of the American Doughboy
On West Main Street at North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
The “American Doughboy” represents the American Soldier of WWI. He is charging over the top towards the enemy line, carrying full field equipment. He was erected as a memorial to the war veterans “by the people.” He arrived . . . Map (db m90793) WM
2Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial
On US Highway 75 (U.S. 75) 0.5 miles south of US75 and Loop Highway (Loop U.S. 75), on the right when traveling north.
In memory of 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Feb 13, 1942 - Mar 1, 1980 Graduate of 21st Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy July 3, 1966 - Aug. 20, 1966 In the early morning hours of March 1, 1980 2nd Lt. Strang lost his life in an accident on the . . . Map (db m203189) HM
3Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Creek Capitol
On West 6th Street (State Highway 56) at South Morton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 6th Street.
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 . . . Map (db m76561) HM
4Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Creek Council House Capitol Of The Muscogee NationErected - 1876
On West 6th Street (Oklahoma Route 56) at Grand, on the right when traveling east on West 6th Street.
The first contingent of the Creek Indians came from Alabama to the Indian Territory in 1829 under the leadership of Roley McIntosh, Chief of the Loyal Creeks. The main body of the Creek tribe was transported under contract in 1836. There were about . . . Map (db m213352) HM
5Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Ernest ChildersFebruary 1, 1918 - March 17, 2005
On State Highway 56 east of U.S. 75, on the right when traveling east.
Chilocco Indian School Graduate Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army Retired Medal of Honor, World War II Valor Ernest Childers earned the Medal of Honor, the United States of America's highest military honor, when he was a 2nd Lt. in the Army's . . . Map (db m181810) WM
6Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — First Bank of Okmulgee
On Grand Avenue at West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Grand Avenue.
Near this site in 1900, The First Bank of Okmulgee opened for business and, about 1907, changed its name to The First National Bank. In 1924 First National Bank was merged into the Central National Bank, which was chartered in 1917, with the main . . . Map (db m213387) HM
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7Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Forced to Capitulate by Command or Shot out of the Sky:
On State Highway 56 east of U.S. 75, on the right when traveling east.
Muscogee Warriors remained defiant as prisoners of war Barnett, Austin ~ USA (Ardennes Forest, Belgium ~ WW II) · Bevenue, Merrill D ~ USAAC (Corregidor. Philippines ~ WW II) · Bruner, Merrill D ~ USA (ANSU, Korea ~ Korean War) · Coon, . . . Map (db m181820) WM
8Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Okmulgee County Veterans Memorial
On South Okmulgee Avenue at West 7th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Okmulgee Avenue.
Engraved here in stone and in the hearts of the people forever are those who gave their lives for freedomMap (db m198357) WM
9Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Samuel ChecoteGrave 1.9 miles N.W.
On West 6th Street (State Highway 56), on the left when traveling west.
This noted Creek leader, b. 1819, Ala., had attended old Asbury Mission before he came to Ind. Ty. He was a Methodist preacher for 32 years until his death, 1884. He served as Lieut. Col. of First Regt. Creek Mounted Vols., C.S.A., during the Civil . . . Map (db m76604) HM
10Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Trail of Tears
On West 6th Street west of Grand, on the left when traveling west.
During 1836-37, U. S. soldiers herded up about 14,000 "hostile", mainly Upper Creek Indians in Alabama and Georgia, who had refused to move to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). They were placed in stockades until their forced removal to Indian . . . Map (db m200313) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023