Coal County, Oklahoma
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Coordinator: Mel Owings
Oklahoma Resources

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Coal County was formed from part of the Choctaw & Chickasaw Nations. Ben F. Smallwood, Principle Chief of the Choctaw, had lived on a farm in this area.

This area provided troops to the Confederacy and as the Civil War wove back and forth across the Indian Territory during 1861-1865 there were many Confederate Cherokee refugees .

During the middle and latter part of the 19th century the Coal County area was the site of much coal mining activity, second only to the Pittsburg County area. Many people of all nationalities immigrated into the area because of the work and got their start there. These coal mining camps were the start of many of the towns in Coal County.

Coal County Information
link button Coal County Cemetery Listings

link button Coal County Family Histories

link button Coal County Lookup Volunteers

link button Coal County Photo Galleries

link button Coal County Researchers

link button Coal County Resources

link button Coal County Queries

link button Addresses

link button Announcements and Links

link buton Coal County Mail List

link button Chickasaw Nation

link button Choctaw Nation

link button Maps

link button Genealogical Poetics

Towns and Communities
link buttonCoalgate (Coal County Seat)
link buttonBromide

link button Clarita

link button Lehigh

link button Phillips

link buttonCentrahoma

link button Cottonwood

link button Olney

link button Tupelo

Adjacent Counties
link button Atoka County

link button Pontotoc County

link button Hughes County

link button Johnston County

link button Pittsburg County

link button All Oklahoma Counties

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