MUSKOGEE COUNTY CEMETERIES and CARETAKERS ASSOCIATION

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MUSKOGEE COUNTY CEMETERIES and CARETAKERS ASSOCIATION
UNMARKED GRAVESITE-GREENHILL PROJECT

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Who's buried where and when?

JOIN OUR GROUP AND SEARCH TOOL-Thanks Legacykeeper M. Artist McIntosh Taylor

This is an ongoing project to inventory the historic (pre-statehood) and current community cemeteries.

Several organizations and societies are involved in this project with a shared purpose of preserving and restoring these cemeteries and looking for future caretakers.

If you would like to be involved with this project. Or just add information about the cemetery, we welcome you. Markers are just one part of preservation, We're encouraging organizations, community leaders, politicians & families to work on restoration and creating an ongoing maintenance fund.

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Find a grave is an American website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com It receives and uploads photos of headstones from burial sites by volunteers. If you don't see your loved one's headstone, take a photo and send it to them as the volunteer pool is shrinking. You can also leave a memorial, biography or other info that will leave a lasting memory and tribute for future generations.

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BACONE CEMETERY
Rev. Almon Clematus Bacone
This cemetery is located on the campus of Bacone College in Muskogee. It sits behind Journeycake Hall.

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BALD HILL CEMETERY
There are two Bald Hill Cemeteries. One White and one Black.
This one is located 3 miles south of Highway 16 on Bald Hill Rd., 1/3 mile west of Highway 52.

Both Bald Hill Cemeteries have been cared for by Tafv Skywalker since 2016 with only minimal assistance.

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BALD HILL (COLORED)CEMETERY
There are two Bald Hill Cemeteries. One Black & One White. This one is located 1 1/2 miles east of Bixby Rd. on Happy Camp Rd.(2 miles north of Highway 16), near Twin Hills, Oklahoma. This cemetery is an African American Cemetery.
Hectorville, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA

Both Bald Hill Cemeteries have been cared for by Tafv Skywalker since 2016 with only minimal assistance.

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BLACKJACK CEMETERY-TAFT
SARAH RECTOR

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BOOKER T. WASHINGTON CEMETERY
Thanks to LegacyKeeper Dennis Wilhite in 2015, launched a renovation/cleanup campaign during his search for veteran graves. Many volunteers, young and old were participants and several Tuskegee Airmen graves were uncovered. Plans are underway to continue restoration providing a fence, paving for roadways and a memorial shelter. Ongoing help is needed to help Caretaker Darryl S. Brown in his efforts to not only maintain this cemetery but to assist in tree removal, gravestone restoration and fundraising.

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: Medal of Honor, Highway Naming.

DR. ROBERT C. SMITH, M.D.
2ND LT. FAYTHE MCGINNIS
2ND LT. OSCAR HUTTON

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CHEROKEE CITIZENS CEMETERY-FT. GIBSON CITIZENS
Also known as Cherokee National Cemetery, Fort Gibson Citizens Cemetery

CAROLY EMBRY WADE
CHEROKEE BILL AKA CRAWFORD GOLDSBY

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FOUR MILE BRANCH CEMETERY-FT. GIBSON
Take US 62 east out of Fort Gibson to 4 Mile Road. Turn north on 4 Mile Road and travel about of a mile to Robin Road. Turn east on Robin Road, which dead ends at the cemetery entrance and becomes the interior cemetery road.

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FT. GIBSON NATIONAL CEMETERY
It is situated on land that was once part of the military reservation and is within the limits of the Cherokee Nation. Records indicate the area was probably called Ketona prior to 1824.

From 1863 to 1890, it was garrisoned by many small detachments of troops. In 1891, the War Department turned Fort Gibson over to the Department of the Interior. Although active for only about 60 years, it has been a key post in American military history. Among the many officers stationed at Fort Gibson were Lieutenant Jefferson Davis, General Zachary Taylor and Nathan Boone (son of frontiersman Daniel Boone).

ALICE REEVES SPAHN (Daughter of Lawman Bass Reeves)

2 SONS OF LAWMAN BASS REEVES

MONUMENT TO BE DEDICATED in 2023 AS PART OF CELEBRATING THE 113th year since DEATH OF BASS REEVES, JAN. 12, 1910.

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2022 PROJECT-INSTALLED IN FEBRUARY, 2023.

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GREENHILL CEMETERY

Established in 1894, this cemetery was originally located on the southwest corner of Fondulac and Sixth Street. Around the turn of the century, James A. Patterson, Captain F. B. Severs, Clarence W. Turner and Samuel Sondheimer, all prominent Muskogee merchants, contributed this 250 acre site to be used as the town's official burial ground.

The area is divided into three sections: The Protestant, Jewish, Catholic (sometimes referred to as St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Greenhill is also final resting place for 55+ unmarked graves of African-Americans in what was noted as the COLORED SECTION, 37 prior to statehood in 1907 when Jim Crow laws separated the races not only in life but in death. Several pre-paid spaces were interred after 1907 during segregation period.

2023-A MEMORIAL MARKER WAS INSTALLED IN AREA 37 TO HONOR THE 50+ UNMARKED GRAVES: 1901-1922

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HARDING/LOWE'S CEMETERY
This 4 1/2 acre cemetery located in the Creek Nation was platted in 1905 by Civil Engineer, R. H. Kello. When it was first established it was owned by Greer Undertaking Company.

The proper name of it is "Harding Memorial" but it is also well known by some locals as "Lowes Cemetery."

T.J. ELLIOT, WILLIE A. ELLIOTT, GEORGE ELLIOTT, WILLIAM RAGSDALE, SR. & JR. MILINDA RAGSDALE, NEELY FULLER, SR. and many more.

Cemetery is in need of renovation/clearing for access. In need of a Perpetual Care trust fund to maintain.

Legendary Lawman BASS REEVES-Recently discovered Death Certificate states his burial place is Harding Memorial Cemetery

AN AMERICAN HISTORY MYSTERY: A TALE OF DEATH IN MUSKOGEE by Researcher ORANGE REX

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ORANGE REX CAMPBELL
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AN AMERICAN HISTORY MYSTERY: A TALE OF DEATH IN MUSKOGEE by Researcher ORANGE REX

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HONEY SPRINGS CEMETERY-RENTIESVILLE
D.C. MINNER-CO-FOUNDER RENTIESVILLE BLUES MUSEUM/MUSICIAN

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MARSHALL CEMETERY-WYBARK
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MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY& MASOLEUM
Memorial Park is located on Taft Road on the west side of Muskogee.

MASOLEUM holds many distinguished Muskogee Citizens.

THEODORE "TED" RAGSDALE, Jr.
O'LETHA & LUCILLE THOMAS
RUBY BOULWARE STANBACK

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NANCY SHEPHERD CEMETERY-PINE HOLLOW SETTLEMENT
This uncharted cemetery was brought to our attention by LegacyKeeper J.K. Synar and the Mt. Zion Church in 2016.



NANCY SHEPHERD AND THE ALLEN LYNCH FAMILY

Many Battle of Honey Springs Soldiers

List available.

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OLD AGENCY CEMETERY
Overgrown and untended this historic cemetery is in desperate need of renovation/clearing and gravestone restorations. Many historic and outstanding Muskogee Area Citizens and Creek Freedmen are buried here.

SUGAR GEORGE

2022-THE CREEK FREEDMEN BAND HAS LAUNCHED A RESTORATION PROJECT UNDER LEADERSHIP OF RHONDA GRAYSON AND BRIDGET HARLOW.

MUSCOGEE CREEK INDIAN FREEDMEN BAND

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PETER'S CHAPEL CEMETERY
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PLAINVIEW CEMETERY-REV. L.W.THOMAS FAMILY
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REDBIRD CEMETERY AKA BARBER (LULA) CREEK INDIAN FREEDMAN CEMETERY
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ROSELAWN VIAN CEMETERY AKA ROSELAWN COLORED, SANDTOWN GRAVES MOVED



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ROSS CEMETERY-TAHLEQUAH
CHEROKEE FREEDMAN
This cemetery was established as a burial ground over 100 years ago. The land was provided the Cherokee leader Stick Ross, who was also a Cherokee Freedman and a large number of those buried in this gravesite are Freedmen from Cherokee Nation. The cemetery is located on Bliss Avenue in Tahlequah directly across from W.W. Hastings Hospital.

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SUMMIT COMMUNITY CEMETERY
Current renovation/clearing project was postponed due to pandemic in 2020, plans are underway to resume with safety precautions in 2022.



Many military gravestones in this unmarked cemetery.

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TAFT CEMETERY
Located east of the Jess Dunn Correctional Facility, home to many outstanding citizens of Taft and surrounding cities.

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TULLAHASSE CEMETERY aka PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY
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