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
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.
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Ethel Taylor - creator of this website, David Wolfe - former
coordinator, Vivian Sternenberg - former coordinator & ALL who have
contributed to this website.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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