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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

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

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

River Park

River Park provides a boat ramp to the McClellan-Kerr Navigation Channel, campsites, picnic tables, and is the southern trail head of the Jean Peirre Chouteau National Hiking Trail.

Fort Gibson, OK RV Parks

Langston House

The Langston House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fort Gibson, OK Historic Homes

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

Things to do Cemeteries near Fort Gibson, OK

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...