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Fort Gibson

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
County of Muskogee.
Lee and Ash Streets
National Register Number: 66000631
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: OK-2 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State Shrine.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole Indians removed from the Southeast by the Government were brought here between 1824 and 1840. The fort was abandoned in 1857 and turned over to the Cherokee Nation. During the Civil War, it was reoccupied by Federal forces until it was abandoned as a military post in 1890 and reverted to the Cherokee Nation.

Condition:
Currently, there are no threats identified at the NHL.

Since the last reporting periond, the NHL has been designated an official site of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.


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