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Captain Atoka -- Atoka OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 23.128 W 096° 07.609
14S E 764167 N 3808640
Quick Description: The historic marker recognizing the City and County's namesake, Captain Atoka, sits in a place of pride on the lawn of the Atoka County Courthouse in downtown Atoka OK.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2013 7:09:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMGMFQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 6

Long Description:
This historic marker commemorates the contributions of Captain Atoka, A Choctaw sub-chief who led his band to this area of the Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1831 as part of the Trail of Tears Indian removal.

The text of the marker reads as follows:

"In Memory of Captain Atoka

In memory of
Captain Atoka

Born About 1792. Died during Civil War. Signed treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Led band of Choctaws to this area, settling near Crystal in 1834.

Capt. Atoka was a noted athlete, Choctaw subchief and respected leader. Atoka County and City where named in his honor.

Atoka Historical Society"
County: Atoka

Record Address::
200 E Court St
Atoka, OK
75245


Web site if available: [Web Link]

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Date Erected: unknown

Sponsor (Who put it there): Atoka Historical Society

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