Fort Towson Landing

Fort Towson Landing (HMZIB)

Location: Fort Towson, OK 74735 Choctaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.665', W 95° 15.458'

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The Fort Towson Landing was south of here on the banks of the Red River. Also known as the Public Landing, from 1824 to 1854 it served as a receiving point for soldiers and supplies delivered by keelboats and steamboats. Traders from the Choctaw settlement of Doaksville and local planters received goods and transported cotton to New Orleans. The cotton went to textile mills in Great Britain and the eastern United States, helping fuel the Industrial Revolution. Commercial navigation of the Upper Red River continued until the early 1900's when railroads surpassed it as an economical mode of transportation.
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 291559 N 3767531
Decimal Degrees34.02775000, -95.25763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.665', W 95° 15.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 39.90" N, 95° 15' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2637 E 2060 Rd, Fort Towson OK 74735, US
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