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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mayes County, Oklahoma

Clickable Map of Mayes County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mayes County, OK (14) Cherokee County, OK (8) Craig County, OK (6) Delaware County, OK (4) Rogers County, OK (27) Wagoner County, OK (17)  MayesCounty(14) Mayes County (14)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  CraigCounty(6) Craig County (6)  DelawareCounty(4) Delaware County (4)  RogersCounty(27) Rogers County (27)  WagonerCounty(17) Wagoner County (17)
Pryor is the county seat for Mayes County
Adjacent to Mayes County, Oklahoma
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Craig County (6)  
      Delaware County (4)  
      Rogers County (27)  
      Wagoner County (17)  
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1 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Adair — 159 — Cabin Creek Battlefield
On Sept. 18, 1864, a Confederate force of 2,000, mainly Gen. Stand Watie's Indian Brigade, intercepted a Union supply train enroute from Kansas to Ft. Gibson. The convoy of 130 wagons with supplies worth $1.5 million was captured after a heavy . . . Map (db m68101) HM
2 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Chouteau — Union MissionOn these Premises...
The First Mission in Oklahoma Was Founded in 1820 by Rev. Epaphras Chapman The First Press Was Established and the First Book Printed in 1835 by Rev. Samuel Austin WorcesterMap (db m181605) HM
3 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Chouteau — Union Mission and Cemetery
Union Mission was established in 1820 by the United Foreign Missionary Society as a mission to the Osage. It was in existence only 15 years but occupies a unique position in Oklahoma history. It was the pioneer institution in bringing Christianity . . . Map (db m181615) HM
4 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Ketchum — 151-1995 — Old Military Road
Crossed here: Ft. Gibson (Est. 1824) to Ft. Leavenworth. Two Cabin Creek battles in Civil War fought at old ford 5 mi.; S.W. Ketchum is east 1.5 mi. The first store, 1860, and a stage stand were at Old Sulphur Springs campground near here, N.E. . . . Map (db m52553) HM
5 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Locust Grove — 160 — Battle of Locust Grove
Federal troops suddenly attacked a Confederate camp along the ridge near here at dawn, July 2, 1862. The surprised Confederates hardly returned fire before their officers and heavy supplies were captured. Yet hot fighting in the woods lasted all day.Map (db m52269) HM
6 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — 14th Kansas Cavalry
Defense Position 14th Kansas Cavalry Capt Thomas Stevenson CommandingMap (db m141959) WM
7 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry79th U.S.C.T. — First Battle of Cabin Creek, 1863 —
The First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry was the first Black unit to engage in battle in the Civil War. On July 2, 1863, while escorting a wagon train bound for Fort Gibson, the First Kansas Colored was attacked here by Stand Watie's . . . Map (db m52266) HM
8 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — 2nd Indian Homeguards
Defense Position 2nd Indian Homeguards Lt Col Palmer CommandingMap (db m141955) WM
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9 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — 3rd Indian Homeguards — Cabin Creek Battlefield —
Defense Position Capt Ta - La - La - Ha Commanding (All Union Forces in this battle under command of Major Henry Hopkins) Map (db m141947) WM
10 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — 6th Kansas Cavalry
Defense Position 6th Kansas Cavalry Capt Henry P Ledger CommandingMap (db m141962) WM
11 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pensacola — Cabin CreekBattlefield 8 mi. E.
On Sept. 18, 1864, a Confederate force of 2,000, mainly Gen. Stand Watie's Indian Brigade, intercepted a Union supply train enroute from Kansas to Ft. Gibson. The convoy of 130 wagons with supplies worth $1.5 millions was captured after a heavy . . . Map (db m141944) HM
12 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pryor — Nathaniel Hale Pryorb. Amherst County, Virginia, 1772 — d. June of 1831 —
Pryor Creek was named in honor of Nathaniel Hale Pryor. Captain Pryor was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a veteran of the war of 1812 and was a Captain at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. In June he was honorably discharged . . . Map (db m68099) HM
13 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Pryor — Veterans Memorial1776 - 1976
In memory of those who served our countryMap (db m68093) WM
14 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Salina — 158 — Chouteau's Post
Oldest permanent American settlement in the state. Grew out of Chouteau's fur trade at St. Louis, with Osages after they settled this region in 1802 from Missouri. Improvements here in 1817 became residence of Col. A.P. Chouteau, West Point grad. . . . Map (db m64481) HM
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Sep. 27, 2023