Post office established March 18, 1895, and on April 19, 1898, it was moved 5 miles southwest and the name changed to Mounds.
Named for Alexander L. Posey (1873-1908) Creek leader and poet.
Oklahoma Place Names by George H. Shirk, 1965
Alexander Lawrence Posey was born in the Creek Nation. Posey did not learn to speak English until he was fourteen years of age. He attended the Creek national school at Eufaula and then spent three years at Bacone Indian University. It was at the university that he developed his love of literature. His career included superintendent of the Creek school at Ikmulgee, Eufaula, and Wetumuka; superintendent of public instruction; owner and editor of the Indian Journal at Eufaula; and field worker for the Dawes Commission.
The Internet Public Library, Native American Authors Project, Alexander Lawrence Posey, 1873-1908, online <http://www.ipl.org/cgi/ref/native/browse.pl/A86>, August 7, 2001.