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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

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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 Depot

The old depot is located across the street from the Fort Gibson stockade parking area and now offers gifts and information for visitors to the fort.

Fort Gibson, OK Railroad History

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.

Fort Gibson, OK Cemeteries

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

Fort Gibson Historic Site

Beginning in the early 1920s, local residents sought to preserve Fort Gibson's History. In 1936, the stockade area was reconstructed by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Works Progress Administration, and the Fort Gibson Stockade Commission. Today, the Site is a

Fort Gibson, OK Forts

Things to do Cemeteries near Fort Gibson, OK

Captain's Cemetery/Hillside Cemetery

Both Captain's Cemetery and Hillside Cemetery are historically prominent in the area. These are old cemeteries and have stone...

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...