Coal County, Oklahoma
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Coordinator: Mel Owings

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 button   Coalgate  (Coal County Seat)
     link button   Bromide

     link button   Clarita

     link button   Lehigh

     link button   Phillips

     link button   Centrahoma

     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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