Place:Boggy Depot, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States

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NameBoggy Depot
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates34.283°N 96.3°W
Located inAtoka, Oklahoma, United States
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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 American Civil War when the MKT Railroad came through 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 1900s all that remained of the community was a sort of ghost town.

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