Fort Washita

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Fort Washita, established in 1842, was overrun by Confederate forces in 1861. It now stands in ruins surrounded by ghostly legends. One is about a ghost who resides here called Aunt Jane, thought to be beheaded by thieves or soldiers. She appears headless and wearing a white gown, searching for the gold she hid. Another legend is about Chickasaw Indian Charles Colbert, who was given the remains of the fort were by the Chickasaw Nation. He made it into a house for his family and his 32 dogs. But on the first night they moved in, all 32 dogs were gone. He spent the next day rounding them up, but they were gone again the next morning. So they moved away, and a doctor named Steele moved in with his sister, who saw strange things around the property, including a headless woman, and had a nervous breakdown. No one has lived there since!

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Geographic Information

Address:
3348 Oklahoma 199
Durant, OK 74701
United States

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GPS:
34.1011567, -96.54543079999996
County:
Bryan County, Oklahoma
Nearest Towns:
Bee, OK (2.1 mi.)
Silo, OK (5.8 mi.)
Mead, OK (7.3 mi.)
Milburn, OK (9.7 mi.)
Kenefic, OK (11.0 mi.)
New Woodville, OK (11.0 mi.)
Armstrong, OK (12.0 mi.)
Tishomingo, OK (12.0 mi.)
Kingston, OK (12.2 mi.)
Durant, OK (12.4 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.okhistory.org/sites/fortwashita

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  1. Jennifer trueblood  |  

    I had a very crazy thing happen to me here. I actually came to ft. Washita in 2010 or 2011 I believe there had just been a good rain so the ground was soaked, but with me was my oldest daughter and my boyfriend at the time who was extremely abusive to me. While touring the old cabins my boyfriend started getting angry at me for no reason and I felt nervous about going home. But before we left me and my 10 year old daughter at the time visited the log cabin behind and to the left of the museum. The cabin had glass around it so me and my daughter got as close as we could to see inside and snapped a couple of pics. When I got home and looked through the photos, the pic I took at the cabin had changed. You could see in the reflection of the window there was a very clear soldier standing behind us in a uniform, he had on wire frame glasses and looked like a satchel across his side. He also had an old military type hat on. It seemed he was watching over us and I so wish I still had the picture but my kids accident my erased my SD card. It was just so clear. I could describe the guy to the T.

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