is a ghost town
in Atoka County
, United States
. It grew as a vibrant and thriving rural town in present day Atoka County and became a major trading center on the Texas Road
and the Butterfield Overland Mail
route between Missouri
and San Francisco
. It also sat on the old military trail from Fort Smith, westward, to Fort Washita and Fort Arbuckle. However, when the MKT Railroad
came through Atoka County
in 1876, it bypassed Boggy Depot and the town began a steady decline. By the early 1900s all that remained of the community was a sort of ghost town
. It was soon replaced by Atoka
as the chief city in Atoka County.
The ruins of the church house at Boggy Depot, which served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation in 1859, can still be seen in historic Boggy Depot State Park.
Boggy Depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#72001050) in 1972.
- Wright, Muriel H. "Old Boggy Depot", Chronicles of Oklahoma5:1 (March 1927) 4-17 (retrieved August 16, 2006).