Waco, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma  
"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location: 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Shawnee
Existence:  June 12, 1900 until Febrary 13, 1904
Named for: Waco Tribe of Indiana

W. T. Willson was the first postmaster and he also had the first store.  Doug Wyant later had a store in Waco.  Tom Walden owned a blacksmith shop and grist mill in 1909.  Frank Whitten, later a Deputy Sheriff, lived near Waco.  Early day families living near Waco were:

Judson D. Hodges,
William T. Willson,
F.W. Stout,
Isiah E. Chambless,
Nolan B. Deford,
Martin V. Bain,
Charles R. Dean
W.T. Love,
J.G. Long, and 
Epam A. Moody


Do you have photos of Waco, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at 
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.
Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.