Nail's Station

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Nail's Station
Located in Oklahoma, close to Blue River
Located in Oklahoma, close to Blue River
Nail's Station
Location of Nail's Station in Oklahoma
Location Bryan County, Oklahoma
Nearest city Kenefic, Oklahoma
Coordinates 34°07′52.4″N 96°23′25.8″W / 34.131222°N 96.390500°W / 34.131222; -96.390500Coordinates: 34°07′52.4″N 96°23′25.8″W / 34.131222°N 96.390500°W / 34.131222; -96.390500
Built 1858
NRHP Reference # 72001059
Significant dates
Commerce 1850-1874
Transportation 1850-1874
Added to NRHP June 29, 1972
Designated  June 29, 1972

Nail's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route and the Texas Road in Indian Territory. Sometimes called Blue River Station or Nail's Crossing, it was located on the east side of Blue River in what is now Bryan County, Oklahoma. It was operated by Joel H. Nail, a member of a prominent Choctaw family.

Nail's Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#72001059) in 1972.



  • Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987: ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .
  • Wright, Murial H.; George H. Shirk; Kenny A. Franks. Mark of Heritage. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1976.
  • Wright, Muriel H. "The Butterfield Overland Mail One Hundred Years Ago", Chronicles of Oklahoma 35:1 (January 1957) 55-71 (accessed August 19, 2006).
Butterfield Overland Mail in Indian Territory
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