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Atoka, Oklahoma

Atoka, Oklahoma

The city of Atoka was named for Capt. Atoka, Choctaw leader and signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, 1830, providing Choctaw removal from Mississippi to Indian Territory.

Atoka County was organized in the Choctaw Nation in 1854. This was an important Atoka Agreement with the United States, to close Choctaw and Chickasaw governments, and signed in this city in 1897. - Historical Marker

The city was founded in 1867 by Rev. J.S. Murrow, a Baptist Missionary. Capt. Atoka was buried about twenty miles east of town near the town of Farris. When the section was surveyed, the chief\\\'s resting place was found and marked. Be sure to visit the Confederate Memorial Museum, Cemetery, and Information Center with memorabilia from a Civil War battle fought on February 13, 1864, stone artifacts, tableaux, clothing and weapons.

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Historic Downtown

Take in some of Atoka's History by viewing the historic downtown buildings. 1901 Bank Building

Atoka, OK Historic Downtowns

Boggy Depot Cemetery

Adjoining Boggy Depot Townsite is the 1830s Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Cemetery. The townsite and cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Oklahoma's list of Oldest Historical Places.

Atoka, OK Cemeteries

Historic Churches

M.E. Church - 1915 2nd Street, 1

Atoka, OK Historic Churches

Confederate Cemetery

The "burying ground" was first used by emigrants traveling on the Butterfield Stage road who camped at a spring, which was later called "Harkins' Spring," just north of the Middle Boggy River (today known as the Muddy Boggy).

Atoka, OK Cemeteries

Things to do near Atoka, OK

Arbuckle Wilderness

Drive-through exotic animal theme park, food court, gift shop; seasonal rides and activities, games....

National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools

Whether you're a farrier, a horseman, or just interested in learning about one of the horse world's oldest trades, a visit to...

Lake Texoma State Park Golf Course

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...