Fort Gibson National Cemetery

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Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Ftgibson cem gates.jpg
The Podge Cast
Location 1423 Cemetery Road
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Size 48.3 acres
Number of interments 19,102 (2008)
Website [1]
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Fort Gibson National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located inside of the town of Fort Gibson, in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. It encompasses 48.3 acres (19.5 ha), and through fiscal year 2008 there were 19,102 interments.


Cemetery flag pole circa. early 1900s

Fort Gibson was established in 1833, on a plot of land within the Cherokee nation. It is at what is considered to be the end of the Trail of Tears. Frontier life was hard, yellow fever was common, and at least three separate cemeteries were created between 1833 and 1857 when the Fort was abandoned.

In 1863 the Fort was remanned by Brigadier General James G. Blunt. In 1868 the National Cemetery was established in a 7-acre (2.8 ha) plot, and all of the nearby cemeteries had their interments transferred to it. This included the remains of many civilians.

Fort Gibson National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1999.[citation needed]

Noteworthy monuments[edit]

Notable interments[edit]


See also[edit]

  • Sam Houston – regarding Houston's wife, Talahina, who is buried here.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°48′14″N 95°13′46″W / 35.80389°N 95.22944°W / 35.80389; -95.22944