Waterhole Cemetery

This first community type cemetery in McCurtain county was begun and used first by two Choctaw families a burial ground for over 100 years it later included pioneers of all races.
West of Idabel, Oklahoma off Hwy 37 & N4550, North of Iron Stob Corner
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Waterhole Cemetery (added 1979 - Site - #79002001)
S of Garvin, Garvin
  • Historic Significance: Person, Event
  • Historic Person: Garvin,Isaac
  • Significant Year: 1830
  • Area of Significance: Native American, Law, Politics/Government
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Funerary
  • Historic Sub-function: Cemetery
  • Current Function: Funerary
  • Current Sub-function: Cemetery
  • Waterhole Cemetery Survey
  • findagrave.com: Waterhole Cemetery
  • findagrave.com: Chief Isaac Levi Garvin
    Choctaw Indian Chief. Served as Chief of the Choctaw Indians from 1878 until his death, in office, in 1880, only seven months before his term was to expire. Educated at Norwalk and Spencer Academies, he became an attorney, a county judge, a district judge and a presiding officer of the Choctaw Nation Supreme Court. The town of Garvin, Oklahoma in McCurtain County was named for him. The location of his burial place lies 3/4 miles north of Iron Stob Store just off Highway 37 (or 4 miles south of Garvin just off Highway 70) in western McCurtain County. A four foot granite marker was laces at his gravesite by McCurtain County Historical Society to memorialize Chief Garvin, who made his home in McCurtain County.
* GPS Coordinates from other source.