Blackburn's Station

Blackburn's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route in Indian Territory. It was located in what is now Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. The station was named for Casper B. Blackburn, an inter-married Choctaw and trader.

Blackburn's Station Site
Blackburn's Station is located in Oklahoma
Blackburn's Station
Blackburn's Station is located in the United States
Blackburn's Station
Nearest cityPittsburg, Oklahoma
Coordinates34°41′5″N 95°44′39″W / 34.68472°N 95.74417°W / 34.68472; -95.74417Coordinates: 34°41′5″N 95°44′39″W / 34.68472°N 95.74417°W / 34.68472; -95.74417
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1861
NRHP reference No.73001568[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 7, 1973

Blackburn's Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#73001568) in 1973.

SourcesEdit

  • 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 21, 2006).
Butterfield Overland Mail in Indian Territory
Next station West
Waddell's Station
16
miles
Blackburn's Station 17
miles
Next station East
Pusley's Station

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