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Our Genealogy Helper for Poteau ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Poteau (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Poteau. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Poteau is located in Le Flore County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Oklahoma's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Le Flore County: Polk (AR), Scott (AR), Sebastian (AR), Haskell, Latimer, McCurtain, Pushmataha & Sequoyah.

Below are the counties that are near Poteau. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Poteau:

  • Le Flore County     (The home county of Poteau)
    • Shady Point [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Point
      • Shady Point [Le Flore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shady Point<3>
    • Cameron [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Le Flore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<3>
    • Howe [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howe
      • Howe [Le Flore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howe<3>
    • Monroe [Le Flore County]
    • Panama [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panama
      • Panama [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panama<3>
    • Wister [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wister
      • Wister [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wister
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wister<3>
    • Heavener [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavener
      • Heavener [Le Flore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heavener<3>
    • Rock Island [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
      • Rock Island [Le Flore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 648 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
    • Petros [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petros
      • Petros [Le Flore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Poteau
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petros
    • Spiro [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiro
      • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<3>
    • Bokoshe [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bokoshe
      • Bokoshe [Le Flore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bokoshe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bokoshe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bokoshe<3>
    • Skullyville [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skullyville
      • Skullyville [Le Flore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skullyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skullyville
    • Hodgen [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodgen
      • Hodgen [Le Flore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Poteau
      • Former name for Hodgen:
      • Hodgens
      • Hodgen has also been known as:
      • Hodgens Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodgen
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  • Haskell County
    • McCurtain [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCurtain
      • McCurtain [Haskell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCurtain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCurtain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCurtain<3>
    • Keota [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
      • Keota [Haskell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keota<3>
    • Lequire [Haskell County]
    • Stigler [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stigler
      • Stigler [Haskell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stigler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stigler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stigler<3>
    • Tamaha [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaha
      • Tamaha [Haskell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaha
    • Kinta [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinta
      • Kinta [Haskell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinta<3>
    • Whitefield [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitefield
      • Whitefield [Haskell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitefield<3>
  • Latimer County
    • Red Oak [Latimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oak
      • Red Oak [Latimer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Oak<3>
    • Bengal [Latimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bengal
      • Bengal [Latimer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Poteau
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bengal
    • Panola [Latimer County]
    • Wilburton [Latimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilburton
      • Wilburton [Latimer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilburton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilburton<3>
  • McCurtain County
    • Smithville [McCurtain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [McCurtain County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Poteau
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>
  • Pushmataha County
    • Albion [Pushmataha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Pushmataha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
  • Sequoyah County
    • Gans [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gans
      • Gans [Sequoyah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gans<3>
    • Brent [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brent
      • Brent [Sequoyah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brent
    • Muldrow [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muldrow
      • Muldrow [Sequoyah County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muldrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldrow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow<3>
    • Moffett [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffett
      • Moffett [Sequoyah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moffett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moffett<3>
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roland
      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<3>
    • Remy [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remy
      • Remy [Sequoyah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remy
    • Sallisaw [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallisaw
      • Sallisaw [Sequoyah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallisaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallisaw<3>
    • Long [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long
      • Long [Sequoyah County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long
    • Seven Oaks [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Oaks
      • Seven Oaks [Sequoyah County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Oaks
    • Vian [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vian
      • Vian [Sequoyah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vian<3>
    • Marble City [Sequoyah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble City
      • Marble City [Sequoyah County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble City<3>
  • Crawford County (AR)
    • Wright Town [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright Town
      • Wright Town [Crawford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wright Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Town
    • Van Buren [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
      • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<3>
    • Kibler [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kibler
      • Kibler [Crawford County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kibler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kibler
    • Alma [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Crawford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<3>
    • Rudy [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudy
      • Rudy [Crawford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudy
    • Cedarville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Crawford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedarville<3>
    • Dyer [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Crawford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dyer<3>
  • Franklin County (AR)
    • Charleston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Logan County (AR)
    • Lucas [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Booneville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,764 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<3>
  • Polk County (AR)
    • Mena [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mena
      • Mena [Polk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mena<3>
  • Scott County (AR)
    • Bates [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bates
      • Bates [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bates
    • Winfield [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Poteau
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
    • Waldron [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Scott County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldron<3>
    • Boles [Scott County]
  • Sebastian County (AR)
    • Hartford [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Sebastian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
    • Frog Town [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Town
      • Frog Town [Sebastian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frog Town
    • Midland [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Sebastian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Hackett [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackett
      • Hackett [Sebastian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hackett<3>
    • Bonanza [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
      • Bonanza [Sebastian County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza
    • Huntington [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Sebastian County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Mansfield [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<3>
    • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Smith
      • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,764 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<3>
    • Barling [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barling
      • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<3>
    • Central City [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Sebastian County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Poteau, see our County-by-County Page for Poteau.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Poteau ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 91 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poteau.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Poteau. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Poteau and those printed in the larger area surrounding Poteau.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Poteau.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Poteau:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arkansas
    • Stories from Oklahoma

Cemeteries Near Poteau ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Poteau.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Poteau covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Mountain Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home Cemetery
  • Springhill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springhill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill Cemetery
  • Monroe Cemetery
  • Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hall Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hoteyaby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoteyaby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoteyaby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hoteyaby Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoteyaby Cemetery
    • McCurtain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCurtain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCurtain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McCurtain Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCurtain Cemetery
    • French Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the French Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the French Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • French Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Cemetery
    • Long Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Long Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Long Prairie Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Prairie Cemetery
    • Heavener Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heavener Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heavener Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Heavener Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavener Memorial Park
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Brazil Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brazil Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brazil Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brazil Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazil Cemetery
    • Fair View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fair View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fair View Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair View Cemetery
    • Maxey Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maxey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maxey Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Poteau.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxey Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Poteau in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Poteau.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Poteau, with the one closest to Poteau listed first.

  • Hartford [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Sebastian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
  • Jenson [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenson
    • Jenson [Sebastian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jenson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenson
  • Hackett [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackett
    • Hackett [Sebastian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 458 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hackett had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hackett<3>
  • Gipson [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gipson
    • Gipson [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Poteau
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gipson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gipson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gipson
  • Montreal [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreal
    • Montreal [Sebastian County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montreal had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreal
  • Enterprise [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Sebastian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Continue List ...
    • Cauthron [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cauthron
      • Cauthron [Scott County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Poteau
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cauthron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cauthron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cauthron
    • Huntington [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Sebastian County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 893 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 615 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Excelsior [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Sebastian County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Mansfield [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 243 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,089 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mansfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<3>
    • Witcherville [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcherville
      • Witcherville [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Witcherville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Witcherville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcherville
    • Jenny Lind [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenny Lind
      • Jenny Lind [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jenny Lind had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenny Lind have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenny Lind
    • Crescent [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crescent had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Buell [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buell
      • Buell [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buell
    • Cavanaugh [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavanaugh
      • Cavanaugh [Sebastian County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Poteau
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cavanaugh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavanaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavanaugh

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Poteau. See our List of 1890's Communities around Poteau.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Poteau ...

While our initial data about Poteau came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Poteau in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Poteau.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

George#&160;F. Cram Map (1922)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

Rand McNally Map of Oklahoma (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Poteau in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Poteau for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Poteau. See our Misc Page for Poteau for more information.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oklahoma

About Le Flore County

About Oklahoma

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

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poteau) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poteau. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoteauOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poteau. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0522, Longitude: -94.6218    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Poteau, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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