Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 66000626
Historic Name FORT WASHITA
Description of Significance NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK. CREATED TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR THE CHOCTAWS AND CHICKASAWS FROM THE MORE VIOLENT PLAINS INDIANS. ITS EXISTENCE EXERTED A GREAT INFLUENCE ON WESTERN EXPANSION AND IN PROTECTING THE WELFARE OF THE INDIANS. DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK 10/15/66.
Current Name SAME
Address ROUTE 199
City DURANT VIC.
County BRYAN
Lot
Block
Current Section 22
Township 5S
Range 7E
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function FORTIFICATION
Current Function PARK/MUSEUM
Area Signficance 1 MILITARY
Area Significance 2 EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT
Date Prepared 1976
Year Built 1842
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style
Roof Material WOOD SHAKE
Wall Material STONE; WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details RECONSTRUCTED BARRACKS BUILT FROM ORIGINAL WAR DEPARTMENT PLANS; NUMEROUS STONE WALLS AND FOUNDATIONS OF OTHER SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS REMAIN.
Condition RUINS
Comments LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER 10-15-66
Restricted N