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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.


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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

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Chouteau National Hiking Trail

The Jean Pierre Chouteau National Hiking Trail stretches from River Park to the Port of Catoosa along the Grand, Arkansas and Verdigris Rivers. It is located alongside the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation Channel. The trail is approximately 60

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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

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Fort Gibson National Cemetery

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

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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.

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