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Alexander Posey
McIntosh County
This famous Creek poet and journalist's life prematurely ended when he drowned in the North Canadian River near Eufaula on May 27, 1908. Alexander Posey was the editor of newspapers, a member of the Dawes Commission, and widely known for his poems such as "Ode to Sequoyah."
Located on SH9, eight miles west of Eufaula, in Posey Park

Asbury Manual Labor School
McIntosh County
Stones that make up the monument are from the original buildings of the Methodist school for Indian children and youth. The original site of the school lies under Lake Eufaula.
Located on US-Ubs-69 in Greenwood Cemetery north of Eufaula

Buckner Cemetery
McIntosh County
Dr. Henry F. Buckner, called the "apostle to the Creeks," and members of his family are buried here, having been moved from the Buckner home now under Lake Eufaula. Buckner came to the Creeks as a Baptist missionary in 1849.
Located in Greenwood Cemetery north of Eufaula

Creek Council Ground
McIntosh County
Confederate Commissioner Albert Pike met with Creek leaders at North Fork Town, now covered by the waters of Lake Eufaula, on July 10, 1861, to sign a treaty in which the Creeks pledged their support to the South in the Civil War.
Located at Eufaula Indian community at Seventh and Forest in Eufaula

Green Corn Dance
McIntosh County
To the Creeks, the Green Corn dance was a major annual religious celebration of the harvest season. Around a central fire, men, women, and children dressed in colorful costumes, danced, chanted, and sang. After the rites, green corn was served.
Located at Eufaula Indian community at Seventh and Forest in Eufaula

Henry Frieland Buckner
McIntosh County
Commemorates the work of Dr. Henry F. Buckner
Located in Greenwood Cemetery north of Eufaula

Honey Springs Battlefield
McIntosh County
Six monuments and markers pay tribute to those who fought in the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863. Included are Honey Springs Depot, the Texas Confederates, the Indian and Texas troops, Union soldiers, and the First Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers, one of the first African American units of the Civil War to play a key part in a Union victory.
Located six miles northeast of Checotah

Nakedhead
McIntosh County
James Nakedhead was a deputy US marshal killed in the line of duty during Indian Territory days. He was a Cherokee policeman and the first town marshal in Tahlequah in 1890.
Located in Lake Eufaula State Park

North Fork Town
McIntosh County
From 1836, this was an important center on the Texas Road in the Creek Nation. Albert Pike secured treaties between the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Choctaws and the Confederacy here in 1861. See Creek Council Ground.
Located at the intersection of Elm and Main Streets in Eufaula

Rentiesville
McIntosh County
This is one of thirteen All-Black towns, out of more than fifty that once existed, remaining in Oklahoma. While Tullahassee is reportedly the oldest, most were established between 1889 and 1907 as blacks sought security and control of their own destiny in a segregated world. Most of the towns began to decline in the 1920s and 1930s as rural blacks faced economic hardships and began to move to urban areas.
Located in community of Rentiesville

Tuskegee Baptist Church
McIntosh County
Annie Walker Armstrong was corresponding secretary of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention which sent missionaries to the area. The church was founded here in 1867. Nearby is another marker that notes the rock that Armstrong used to mount her horse during a visit to the church in 1900.
Located at intersection of OK-9 and NS-411 (OBHC)

Vernon
McIntosh County
Vernon, established in March 1912, is named for William T. Vernon, a minister and bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, who also served as registrar of the United States Treasury from 1906 to 1912 under President Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft.
Located in community of Vernon

Walker and Newton
McIntosh County
A tribute to Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Bill Walker and Fountainhead State Park superintendent Leo Newton who were gunned down in a shoot-out in 1971.
Located in Lake Eufaula State Park

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