Site of female boarding school for Chickasaw Nation, established in 1852. Damaged during the Civil War, Bloomfield Academy reopened and operated until 1914. Listed in national register 11/15/72 *
- Chahta Tamaha
Armstrong Academy, established by Choctaw Nation and named for Wm. Armstrong, Indian Agt., was opened there, 1945, Rev. R. D. Potts, Supt., under Baptist Miss. Soc. Post office established Nov., 1850. Confederate capitol during Civil War. Choctaw capitol, 1863-1883. Noted chiefs there included Peter P. Pitchlynn, Allen Wright and Jackson McCurtain.
- Colbert Family
Colbert Family As a memorial to Charley Colbert, his wife Abbie Davis Colbert, and their children, this monument is erected. Charley Colbert was born May 20, 1863 at Colbert, Indian Territory, died June 13, 1955. His wife Abbie, born January 10, 1877, died March 2, 1954. Their children were Pauline Colbert Nix, Douglas C. Colbert, Henrietta Colbert Elliott, Frances Colbert Taylor, and James a. Colbert. Charley came to Fort Washita with parents as youth and lived most of life here. His father, James Allen Colbert came to ...
- Colbert's Ferry
Home of Robert Lee Williams, one of Oklahoma's foremost citizens, Member Constitutional Convention; Chief Justice State Supreme Court; and Governor, 1915-19. Later, was Judge on U.S. District Court, 10th Circuit at time of death, 1948. Was President of Oklahoma Historical Society since 1938.
- Fort McCulloch
Fort McCulloch Earthworks 1.5 mi. S.E. Constructed early in 1862 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S.A as major Confederate stronghold in southern Indian Territory. Named for Gen. Ben McCulloch, who fell at Pea Ridge. Fort had 18 pieces of artillery; 3,000 soldiers garrisoned there. Pike shortly relieved of command and post abandoned. He then devoted years to Masonry.
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- Fort Washita
Site selected and named 1842 by Gen. Zachary Taylor, later Pres. of U.S. Fort established 1842 by 2nd Dragoons, occupied by several rifle, infantry, cavalry, artillery companies. Built to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from Plains Indians and wagon trains moving west. With the Mexican War and after gold was discovered in California, Fort Washita became center of activity. Occupied during Civil War by Confederate forces. Not occupied any time thereafter by U.S. troops.
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- General Douglas H. Cooper
- General Douglas Hancock Cooper
"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of Brigadier General Douglas Cooper, C.S.A. Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to Choctaws, 1853, and to the Chickasaws, 1856. Under his supervision the two agencies were consolidated and office was located at Fort Washita. With outbreak of war between the states, Cooper was designated by his friend Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, to be Choctaw - Chickasaw ...
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- Nail's Crossing
Butterfield Overland Mail site of Nail's Crossing. Here was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service continued until the outbreak of the War Between the States. Oklahoma Historical Society 1958.
Historic Places For Bryan County