Fort Gibson National Cemetery - Muskogee County OK

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    Fort Gibson National Cemetery - Muskogee County OK

    Post by Admin on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 pm

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=leforce&GSiman=1&GScid=98460&CRid=98460&pt=Fort%20Gibson%20National%20Cemetery&

    According to Wikipedia, Fort Gibson was established in 1824 & eventually between military families, Indians & free African Americans all settling there it became a town.

    5 tribes were sent to OK between about 1831 & about 1838. I don't know about other tribes but some Cherokees went there before the Trail of Tears & were called Old Settlers. The way my Keys/Riley relatives came in - Fort Gibson was the first place they landed. They settled there but evidently things got so bad they had to move to Tahlequah then they moved to Park Hill.

    Anyway, the oldest cemeteries in OK should be found around Fort Gibson. This one came about because of the fort. But eventually they decided to make it a national cemetery & solders from the Civil War forward are buried there.

    The following is a video of renovations being done there.


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