First Military Road

Constructed by Captain John Stuart, of the Seventh Infantry, in 1832, the road ran between Fort Smith, Arkansas and Fort Towson in the Choctaw Nation. The route was originally marked by Robert Bean and Jesse Chisholm and served to unite the new frontier posts that were established with the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes to present-day Oklahoma. *
Hwy-63 & Hwy-1 East 8 mi. Talihina, Oklahoma. / On U.S. Highway 271 on Winding Stair Mountain, about eight miles northeast of Talihina, LeFlore County. *
Exploring Oklahoma History
* Text and directions from Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, via

National Registry of Historic Places
Old Military Road ** (added 1976 - Site - #76002155)
7 mi. NE of Talihina in Ouachita National Forest, Talihina
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Engineering, Military, Transportation, Politics/Government, Industry, Commerce
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849
  • Owner: Federal
  • Historic Function: Transportation
  • Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
  • Current Function: Landscape
  • Current Sub-function: Park