Oklahoma Historic Places Database


Atoka

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 ...

Atoka County Courthouse

The courthouse located on Court Street has served as such since 1963 when it replaced the old courthouse which was torn down.

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 All ...

Boggy Depot Park

(Formerly Boggy Depot State Park) Historic Boggy Depot Park, located in Atoka, provides a refreshing, restful place for campers to enjoy the beauty of southeastern Oklahoma. This park gets its name from Clear Boggy Creek and from its ...

Boggy Depot Station

Butterfield Overland Mail Site of Boggy 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. S ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 a ...

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 Oklahom ...

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 t ...

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 po ...

Atoka County

Atoka County, Oklahoma Atoka, OK

County Seat: Atoka, OK 74525

Wikipedia: Atoka County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Atoka County, Oklahoma

The area encompassed by the present Atoka County was originally part of Shappaway County in the Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation. About 1854, the area was formally designated Atoka County. The name, which honored Choctaw Chief Atoka, a leader of a party which migrated from Georgia to Indian Territory, was retained when Oklahoma became a state.