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Atoka, Oklahoma

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Butterfield Stage Line

Standing at the forefront of the old Butterfield road imagine the stage coach hustling along the old wooden fence line up the well-ridden ruts that are still visible today and coming to an abrupt halt at the rest stop. The Butterfield Overland Mail route directed its route to Boggy Depot in 1858

Atoka, OK Railroad History

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

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

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

Things to do near Atoka, OK

McGee Creek State Park Trails

The Natural Scenic Recreation Area is an 8,900 acre preserve, open all year and offers nature lovers over 35 miles of hiking,...

McGee Creek State Park Huts

McGee Creek State Park has eight Lake Huts located near the Potapo Campground. Although rustic in appearance, these huts pro...