Boggy Depot, Oklahoma

Boggy Depot Site
Boggy Depot, Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma
Boggy Depot, Oklahoma
Boggy Depot, Oklahoma is located in the United States
Boggy Depot, Oklahoma
Nearest cityAtoka, Oklahoma
Coordinates34°19′13″N 96°18′51″W / 34.32028°N 96.31417°W / 34.32028; -96.31417Coordinates: 34°19′13″N 96°18′51″W / 34.32028°N 96.31417°W / 34.32028; -96.31417
NRHP reference No.72001050[1][2]
Added to NRHPApril 19, 1972

Boggy Depot is a ghost town and Oklahoma State Park that was formerly a significant city in the Indian Territory. It grew as a vibrant and thriving town in present-day Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States and became a major trading center on the Texas Road and the Butterfield Overland Mail route between Missouri and San Francisco. After the Civil War, when the MKT Railroad came through the area, it bypassed Boggy Depot and the town began a steady decline. It was soon replaced by Atoka as the chief city in the area. By the early 20th century, all that remained of the community was a sort of ghost town.

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office Archived June 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine