Bryan County

County Seat: Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Bryan County was named for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, a contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution.

 

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Bloomfield
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 *
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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 ...
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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 we ...
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Colbert's Ferry
Chickasa Nation - Ferry owned by B. F. Colbert, at old crossing on Red River 3 miles south, was noted on the organized, 1857; first U. S. mail rout by stage between cities of St. Louis and San Francisco. Colbert post office was established here on Nov. 17, 1853, Walter D. Collins, postmaster.
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Durant
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.
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Fisher's Station
In 1857, Congress created the Butterfield Overland Mail Route to carry mail and passengers between St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, and points west. It was the first real transcontinental link between the Atlantic states and the Pacific Coast of the United States. There were twelve ...
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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 relie ...
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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 Mexic ...
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General Douglas H. Cooper
General Cooper was appointed as the U.S. agent to the Choctaws in 1853 and to the Chickasaws in 1856. He consolidated the two agencies and moved them to Fort Washita. When the Civil War began, Cooper's friend, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, appointed him Choctaw-Chickasaw agent for the ...
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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. Und ...
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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 th ...