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End of the Trail - Choctaw Nation - Atoka, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
N 34° 23.991 W 096° 07.047
14S E 764984 N 3810259
Quick Description: Welcome to Atoka! The county seat of Atoka County, we are located in the southeastern portion of the great state of Oklahoma. Settled in the mid 1800's, Atoka was an important stop on the Butterfield Overland Stage Road, the route followed when mail service between Missouri and San Francisco first began. Atoka, described in 1884 as the metropolis of the Choctaw Nation, was named for a respected Choctaw, Captain Atoka, who led a band of his people here during the "Trail of Tears" in the 1830's.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 10:44:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM7319
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 9

Long Description:
Excerpts from website: (visit link)

Atoka County Oklahoma is a mix of rolling hills, native grass prairie and pine and hardwood forest fed by mountain streams, rivers and beautiful lakes. Settled by Choctaw Indians during the 1830 government removal, the county and county seat were named for a respected Choctaw, Captain Atoka, who led a band of his people to Indian Territory during the “Trail of Tears.” The most prominent settlement during those early years was old Boggy Depot. It was a thriving trading post and supply depot during the Civil War, in the heart of Choctaw-Chickasaw land. Choctaw Gov. Allen Wright, a prominent Boggy Depot resi-dent, suggested “Oklahoma” as the name of our state. Centrally located at the crossroads of US Hwy 69/75 and State Hwys 3 & 7, Atoka is 120 miles north of Dallas, 140 miles south of Tulsa and 130 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
Routes: Auto Tour

Address if available:
258 North Highway 69
Atoka, OK USA
74525


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