Oklahoma Historic Places Database


Chief's Old House

Built by the Federal government in 1832 under its treaty obligations with the Choctaw Nation, this house was once the home of the famous Choctaw District Chief Thomas LeFlore. Constructed by government contract workmen from Fort Towson ...

Choctaw Chief's House

Planned by Greenwood LeFlore, the structure was built for the chief of this district of the Choctaw Nation under the provisions of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek of 1830. Thomas LeFlore, who was elected chief in 1834, was the first ...

Doaksville

Growing around Josiah Doak's store, established in the late 1830s, the town became the commercial center of the region. On November 11, 1847, the name of the nearby post office at Fort Towson was changed to Doaksville. None of the origi ...

Dorothy Jean Orton

Dorthy Jane Orton was the primer mover in urging the restoration of old Fort Towson due to her untiring efforts. Her home community and the entire state became aware of the importance of preserving Fort Towson as a part of Oklahoma' ...

Fort Towson

Established May, 1824, under command of Col. Matthew Arbuckle to guard this region on Spanish border. Headquarters of Gen. S.B. Maxey, U.S. Army; abandoned at close of Civil War. In the vicinity, Doaksville was important trading cent ...

Fort Towson Landing

The Fort Townson Landing was south of here on the banks for the Red River also know as the public landing from 1824 to 1854 it served as a receiving point for soldiers and supplies delivered by keelboats and steamboats Traders at th ...

Goodland Mission

Begun 1848 by Rev. John Lathrop of American Bd. of Foreign Miss. Rev. O. P. Start, Supt. (1850), built first church. Mrs. Stark opened first school there. Others in the service through 10 years included W. J. B. Lloyd, J. P. Gibbons, Be ...

Goodwater Choctaw Mission

Site about 6 miles south. Mission was opened in 1837, by Rev. Ebenezer Hotchkins, under auspices of Foreign Missions, Kunsha Sem. for girls was located there, 1842, by the Choctaw Council, through influence of Israel Folsom, noted Choctaw.*

Pine Ridge Mission

The Presbyterian minister Reverend Cyrus Kingsbury established the Pine Ridge Mission in 1836. The Choctaw Council established a school for girls, Chuahla Female Seminary, at the mission in 1842, which Kingsbury supervised. The school w ...

Rose Hill

One time noted plantation home of Col. Robert M. Jones, wealthiest Choctaw, owner of 500 slaves. A Southern leader, he served as delegate from Choctaw Nation to the Confederate Congress at Richmond, Va. Baptist Mission of "Providence" ...

Spencer Academy

A noted school for boys, Spencer Academy was established by the Choctaw Nation in 1841 and named for Secretary of War John C. Spencer. Students who became Choctaw leaders included Allen Wright, Jackson McCurtain, and Jefferson Gardner. ...

Stand Waite Surrender

Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie commanded all Southern troops in the Department of Indian Territory at the close of the Civil War. Although most of the troops had already been sent home, Watie formally surrendered here on June ...

Choctaw County

Choctaw County, Oklahoma

County Seat: Hugo, OK 74743

Wikipedia: Choctaw County, Oklahoma

National Register of Historic Places for Choctaw County, Oklahoma

Choctaw County's name is derived from Chahta, the mythical founder of the Choctaw people.