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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Okmulgee County, OK (10) Creek County, OK (22) McIntosh County, OK (23) Muskogee County, OK (38) Okfuskee County, OK (6) Tulsa County, OK (131) Wagoner County, OK (17)  OkmulgeeCounty(10) Okmulgee County (10)  CreekCounty(22) Creek County (22)  McIntoshCounty(23) McIntosh County (23)  MuskogeeCounty(38) Muskogee County (38)  OkfuskeeCounty(6) Okfuskee County (6)  TulsaCounty(131) Tulsa County (131)  WagonerCounty(17) Wagoner County (17)
Okmulgee is the county seat for Okmulgee County
Adjacent to Okmulgee County, Oklahoma
      Creek County (22)  
      McIntosh County (23)  
      Muskogee County (38)  
      Okfuskee County (6)  
      Tulsa County (131)  
      Wagoner County (17)  
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1 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Henryetta — Henryetta War MemorialThe Spirit of the American Doughboy
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
2 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial
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
3 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Creek Capitol
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
4 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Creek Council House Capitol Of The Muscogee NationErected - 1876
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
5 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Ernest ChildersFebruary 1, 1918 - March 17, 2005
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
6 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — First Bank of Okmulgee
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
7 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Forced to Capitulate by Command or Shot out of the Sky:
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
8 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Okmulgee County Veterans Memorial
Engraved here in stone and in the hearts of the people forever are those who gave their lives for freedomMap (db m198357) WM
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9 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Samuel ChecoteGrave 1.9 miles N.W.
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
10 Oklahoma, Okmulgee County, Okmulgee — Trail of Tears
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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Dec. 6, 2023