Fort Gibson, Oklahoma: Monument: Site of Irving's Tent

Author Washington Irving camped in this spot in 1832, while writing "A Tour of the Prairies." The monument was placed in 1909 by the editor of the local paper -- obviously an Irving fan.
Address:
622-810 Cavalry St., Fort Gibson, OK
Directions:
North edge of town, on Cavalry St. midway between OK-80/E. Coppinger and E. Hazen Lane. If you look up, you'll see a power line crossing over Cavalry St. in the middle of the block. The tombstone-like monument is directly under it, on the east side. It may be hidden in overgrowth.
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Site of Irving's Tent.

Washington Irving's Tent Place

Author Washington Irving camped here in 1832 while writing, "A Tour of the Prairies." The monument was placed in 1909 by J.S. Holden.

[Keith, 05/21/2020]

J.S. Holden was the editor of the Fort Gibson Post. According to a news story from 1910, the monument stands on a base made from the home doorstep of future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, who was an officer at Fort Gibson in 1832.


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Fort Gibson National CemeteryFort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK - 1 mi.
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