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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Muskogee, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Muskogee County, OK (38) Cherokee County, OK (8) Haskell County, OK (6) McIntosh County, OK (23) Okmulgee County, OK (10) Sequoyah County, OK (3) Wagoner County, OK (17)  MuskogeeCounty(38) Muskogee County (38)  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(17) Wagoner County (17)
Muskogee is the county seat for Muskogee County
Muskogee is in Muskogee County
      Muskogee County (38)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Haskell County (6)  
      McIntosh County (23)  
      Okmulgee County (10)  
      Sequoyah County (3)  
      Wagoner County (17)  
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1 Oklahoma, 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
2 Oklahoma, 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
3 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial MedallionHonor Heights Park
The American Society of Landscape Architects 1899-1999 This site is recognized as a National Landmark for Outstanding Landscape ArchitectureMap (db m108934) HM
4 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor
. . . Map (db m108933) HM
5 Oklahoma, 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
6 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — 71 — Fort Davis
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
7 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Hitching Post Stone
This hitching post stone was placed at Three Rivers Museum in memory of Dr. H. Sessler Hoss 1882 - 1921Map (db m108897) HM
8 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Honor Heights ParkDedication — 1914 - 1918 —
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
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9 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Masonic Temple
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
10 Oklahoma, 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
11 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Midland Valley Station
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
12 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Muskogee Lodge #28A.F. & A.M.
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
13 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Muskogee Nation Commemorative StoneMay the 26th, 1850
. . . Map (db m108937) HM
14 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Okie from Muskogee
Oct. 10, 1969 Merle Haggard recorded the live album, Okie From Muskogee, at the Muskogee Civic Assembly Center. The concert emerged from the song, "Okie from Muskogee," released Sept. 29, 1969, and co-written by Haggard and Eddie Burris when . . . Map (db m217471) HM
15 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Severs Block
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
16 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — 73 — State's Earliest Oil Refinery
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
17 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Thomas-Foreman House
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
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18 Oklahoma, 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
19 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union AgencyEstablished July 1, 1874
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
20 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union AgencyIndian Territory — Erected 1875 —
Dedicated as historical site October 15, 1986Map (db m108938) HM
21 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Union Agency Building
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
22 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — Vietnam War MemorialMemoriam
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
23 Oklahoma, 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
24 Oklahoma, Muskogee County, Muskogee — World War Memorial
(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
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Feb. 25, 2024