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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.

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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

Historic Churches

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

Atoka, OK Historic Churches

Boggy Depot Townsite

Prelude to a State Boggy Depot's contribution to Oklahoma outlasted all her structures, for it was the source of the state's name. Chief Allen Wright, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, suggested the word "Oklahoma" (meaning "Red People") in 1866

Atoka, OK Historic Towns

Confederate Memorial Museum and Cemetery

The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents Reba McEntire and the late Lane Frost, the museum and it'

Atoka, OK Museums

Things to do near Atoka, OK

Mountain Lake

255 Acres 8 Picnic Tables & Grill Restrooms Overnight Camping Available Fishing from Dam Only Carry in Boats Allowed ...