Weogufkee is Creek Indian for "Muddy Water", and the Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church and cemetery grounds have been used by Creek Indians in the area of modern-day Hanna, Oklahoma in McIntosh County since about 1858, according to a large commemorative marker. The earliest marked burial that has been located is dated 1891. The Pendley family has a separate fenced plot a few yards from the main collective of graves, but are still considered to be a part of the "Muddy Water" Cemetery. Soldiers from every major American conflict since the Civil War are interred here among members of the earliest Creek families that lived in the vicinity.
A large stone marker next to the church reads: "Weogufkee Indian Missionary Baptist Church - The church was finally whereon the stone stand and began its missionary work in about 1858. This stone was erected to be a memorial to departed faithful servants of our savior Lord Jesus Christ." It is dated in May of 1935.
It is still in use today by current and former members of the Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church. The dirt road leading to the church is marked with Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church sign, and can be found by taking the Dustin/Highway 9 exit off of the Indian Nation Turnpike, and heading east on Highway 9. Follow that to Highway 52 going south toward Hanna. Go through Hanna on Highway 52, which becomes Main Street, and turn west on Countryside Road, which becomes E1250 Rd., when you reach the intersection with the Post Office. Follow Countryside Road to the Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church sign, which will appear on your left if you are going west and will be just before you reach the bridge taking you back over the Indian Nation Turnpike. Take the dirt road back about 1/2 mile, at which point you'll arrive at the gate to the cemetery and church.
GPS Coordinates: 35.19571, -95.91877
- Added: 27 Feb 2007
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2208397
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