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Cherokee National Cemetery


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Cherokee National Cemetery The Cherokee National Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Cherokee Nation from before the Civil War until its transfer to the town of Fort Gibson in 1906.

William P. Ross and other officials and dignitaries are buried in this cemetery.

William P. Ross, Executive Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was born at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee in 1820 and graduated at Princetown College. He died at Fort Gibson, I.T. July 20, 1891.


Come visit us in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Garrett House Museum

This historic home was built in 1867 as the commanding officers residence, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The three story home was part of the Fort Gibson Fort established in Indian Territory in 1824

Fort Gibson, OK Museums

Fort Gibson Historic Site Walking Tour

1... Stockade 2... Caretaker's Cabin 3... Library 4... Mess House 5... Kitchen 6... Bakery 7... Married Officer's Quarters 8... C.O.'s Quarters 9... Cabin 10.. Well 11.. Sutler Store 12.. Sutler's Quarters 13.. Boundary Marker 14.. Civil War Earth Works 15.. Quartermaster Warehouse 16

Fort Gibson, OK Tours

Fort Gibson National Cemetery

The only National Cemetery in Oklahoma. Established in 1868, this cemetery contains graves of veterans from every war since 1812.

Fort Gibson, OK Cemeteries

First Presbyterian Church and Fort Gibson Bell

The bell located adjacent to the First Presbyterian Church was orginally used in the church at Fort Gibson when it was acquired in 1832.

Fort Gibson, OK Historic Churches

Fort Gibson Dam

Surrounded by high bluffs, with the expansive lake on one side and rushing river on the other, the massive structure of Fort Gibson Dam is impressive. Observation areas provide excellent views. The dam is located on the Grand (or Neosho)

Fort Gibson, OK Landmarks

Things to do Cemeteries near Fort Gibson, OK

Gen. Stand Watie Grave Site

The last Confederate General to surrender during the Civil War is buried in the Polson Cemetery southeast of Grove. Stand Wa...

Chief Lookout Memorial

Located approximately 3 miles north and east of Pawhuska, it is the burial site of Chief Fred Lookout and his wife, Julia. Th...