Texas Road (The Shawnee Trail)
Texas Road- The most Ancient and important trail through Oklahoma. Three Forks- At the head of navigation of the Verdigris River the oldest trading post in Oklahoma dating from 1812. Creek & Osage- Indian agencies on the east and west banks of the river below the falls of the Verdigris in buildings acquired from Col. A.P. Chouteau in 1828. The First Party- Of emigrating Creek Indians were landed here in February 1828 between here and Fort Gibson Sam Houston resided during his stay with the Cherokee Indians, 1829-1832. Irving Trail- Near this spot on October 10, 1832 Washington Irving forded the river on his tour of the prairies. Erected 1932 by Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate Washington Irving Centennial and George Washington Centennial
Located on the West side of Highway 16 approximately half of a mile south of Okay.
* Thanks to Wayne Groom for sharing this marker.