Named for Capt. Atoka, Choctaw leader and signer of Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, 1830, providing Choctaw removal from Mississippi to Indian Ter. Atoka County organized in Choctaw Nation 1854. Important Atoka Agreement with U.S. to close Choctaw and Chickasaw govts., signed in this City, 1897.
- Atoka County Courthouse
- Boggy Depot
Site of town noted for distinguished citizens in state history. 1st house build 1837 by Cyrus Harris. Later Chickasaw Governor. Later Choctaw capital and overland mail stage stand to San Francisco (1858-61). Home of principal Chief Allen Write. Choctaw, who named Oklahoma in 1866. Rev. Chyrus Kingbury, noted missionary buried here. Oklahoma Historical Society 178-1995.
#chickasaw #choctaw #civil war
- Boggy Depot State Park
- Boggy Depot Station
Butterfield Overland Mail Site of Bobby Depot Here was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail Rount, under act of congress, March 3, 1857. First mail stage arrived here in september 1858, enroute to San Francisco. Service continued until the outbreat of the War Between The States. Oklahoma Historical Society, 1953
#butterfield overland mail
- Confederate Cemetery
Confederates maintained camps nearby along the Middle Boggy River in the Choctaw Nation of Indian Territory. Some died of disease and were buried on the grounds where the museum now exists. It is the only designated Confederate Cemetery in the state of Oklahoma.
#cemetery #civilwar #confederate
- Geary's Station
Geary's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route in Indian Territory. Sometimes called Geary's Crossing, it was located on the east side of LIttle Boggy Creek (North Boggy Creek) in what is now Atoka County, Oklahoma. It was operated by A.W. Geary, an inter-married Choctaw. His wife Lucy was the sister of a Choctaw chief. The Choctaw Nation had awarded Geary the privilege of building a bridge and tollgate at the Little Boggy crossing on the Fort Smith-Boggy Depot Road in 1858, which would later become the route ...
#butterfield overland mail
- In Memory of Captain Atoka
In memory of Captain Atoka Born About 1792 Died during Civil War Signed treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Led band of Choctaws to this area, settling near Crystal in 1834. Capt. Atoka was a noted athlete, Choctaw subchief and respected leader. Atoka County and City where named in his honor. Atoka Historical Society
- Muriel H. Wright
Muriel Hazel Wright was born in Lehigh Choctaw Nation in 1889. Her grandfather Allen Wright was Chief of the Choctaw Nation 1866-70. During her 47 years with the Oklahoma Historical Society including editor of the "Chronicles of Oklahoma" from 1955 to 1973. Other works include "Oklahoma a History of the State and Its People, The Story Of Oklahoma, Our Oklahoma, A Guide To The Indian Tribes of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma History, and Civil War Sites in Oklahoma." Muriel's honors and awards include Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame of ...
#biography #choctaw #type:granitemarker
- Stringtown Shootout
Near this place on Aug. 3, 1932 Atoka County Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and Deputy Sheriff Eugene Moore were involved in a shoot-out with Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, and Everett Milligan. The incident occurred when the two lawmen tried to arrest the men at a dance in Stringtown. As the lawmen approached, the threesome opened fire killing Moore instantly and severely wounding Maxwell.
#clyde barrow #shootout
- Waddell's Station
Waddell's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route in Indian Territory. It was located in what is now Atoka County, Oklahoma. It is sometimes confused with Roger's Station, a post-Civil War stage stand and post office, which was three miles (5 km) in an easterly direction from Waddell's. Waddell's Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#72001054) in 1972.
Historic Places For Atoka County