Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour
May 13, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
One event on May 14, 2022 at 6 p.m.
On Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, Fort Towson, the Fort Towson Cemetery Association, and the Friends of the Fort, Inc. will hold the Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour.
The half-mile walking path will make stops at the headstones of notable, local people buried in the 180-year old Doaksville Cemetery. Scholars and reenactors stationed at the gravesites, dressed in historical clothing, bring the names on the headstones to life through storytelling. Biographies and histories of the tour span from early settlers to the Civil War and the War of 1812 veterans.
Other important points along the tour cover the history of the cemetery chapel, headstones of the Woodsmen of the World, and a number of veterans who found their resting places at the Doaksville Cemetery.
This Doaksville Cemetery is one of the longest continually used cemeteries in the state of Oklahoma. Some burials, as identified by their headstones, go back to the year 1840.