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Welcome to Compton ...

Compton is located in Le Flore County<1>.

The location of Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Compton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1922.

Compton is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Compton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Compton: (918) & (539)<4>

Communities Also Named Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Compton.

Communities near Compton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Compton.

  • Wilburton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Talihina
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Red Oak
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Fanshawe
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Le Flore
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Flore
    • Le Flore is located in Le Flore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
  • Albion
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion is located in Pushmataha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion <5>
  • Summerfield
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Whitesboro
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Panola
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Damon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damon
    • Damon is located in Latimer County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Compton.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Compton. See our Newspapers Page for Compton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Compton ...

Looking for more information about Compton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Compton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Compton.

Adding Compton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Compton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Compton was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1922).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Compton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Compton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Le Flore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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