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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  5 miles south of Tecumseh
Established:  about 1894
Named for: W.A. Ruggles

This little town consisted of one general store and depot on the Rock Island branch line, commonly called "Old Beck."  There was never a Post Office for the town.  Families living in the Ruggles area included:

James M. Nix
William K. Sampel
William J. Brown
John P. Johnston
W.A. Ruggles
Samuel McGahey
Joseph E. Bomar
Guy A. Ruggles
Ernest L. Hendry

Do you have photos of  Ruggles, 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.