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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 as of 2021 had more than 25,000 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

Notable interments

See also

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


  1. ^ "Military Times Hall of Valor". Archived from the original on 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2014-10-02.

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