Hughes County


History

Hughes county is located in southeastern Oklahoma, and is bordered by Okfuskee county on the north, McIntosh county on the northeast, Pittsburg county on the southeast, Pontotoc county on the southwest and Seminole county on the northwest.

At the turn of the 21st century incorporated towns included: Atwood, Calvin, Dustin, Gerty, Lamar, Spaulding, Stuart, Wetumpka, Yeager and the county seat, Holdenville.

Hughes County was carved out of lands belonging to the Creek and Choctaw Nations. It was originally founded in 1895 and named Fentress. The town site was named for J. H. Holden, general manager of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad. Organized at statehood in 1907, the county was named for William C. Hughes, Oklahoma City lawyer and member of the constitutional convention.

 

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Linda Simpson
County Coordinator

2000 - 2014
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Updated 1/6/2014

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