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 original structures are standing today. It was near here that Brigadier General Stand Watie became the last Confederate general to surrender in the Civil War.*
from US-70 North on Red Rd 1-1/4 mi, less than 1/4 mi east (Behind the Cemeter) Fort Towson, Oklahoma
Exploring Oklahoma History
Links: * Description and directions from Mark of Heritage by Muriel H. Wright.