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Boggy Depot Cemetery


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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.

Today this cemetery is still functioning and Confederate troops, Choctaw Chief Allen Wright, Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury, and prominent Indian leaders are joined by citizens from the area.

Visitors can still see the foundation of the old school house.

Located in Atoka County, Boggy Depot can be reached by traveling 11 miles west on SH-7 from Atoka, then 4 miles south on Park Lane, the first road west of the bridge over Clear Boggy Creek.

Boggy Depot State Park
P.O. Box 1020
Atoka, Oklahoma 74525
580-889-5625


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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

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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).

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Boggy Depot Cemetery

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