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Welcome to Poteau ...

The city of Poteau is located in Le Flore County<1> (at the time of its founding, Poteau was located in Indian Territory) and is the County Seat for Le Flore County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poteau has a population of 8,863 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Poteau.

Poteau is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Poteau: (918) and (539)<4>

The ZIP code for Poteau: 74953<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poteau had an population of 8,863 people. This is an increase of 4.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poteau had a population of 8,520 people (or 16.91% of the total population of Le Flore County). This makes Poteau the county's most populous community.

The population of Poteau represents 0.23% of the population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,520 people, the population of Poteau increased 7.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,939 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Poteau.

Communities near Poteau ...

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

  • Pocola [Le Flore County]
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    • Pocola [Le Flore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Poteau
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,121 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola<8>
  • Heavener [Le Flore County]
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    • Heavener [Le Flore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Poteau
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavener have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavener
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heavener<8>
  • Spiro [Le Flore County]
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    • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Poteau
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<8>
  • Panama [Le Flore County]
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    • Panama [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Poteau
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,362 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panama have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panama<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wister [Le Flore County]
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      • Wister [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,062 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wister<8>
    • Hackett [Sebastian County]
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      • Hackett [Sebastian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hackett<8>
    • Howe [Le Flore County]
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      • Howe [Le Flore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howe<8>
    • Rock Island [Le Flore County]
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      • Rock Island [Le Flore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
    • Hartford [Sebastian County]
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      • Hartford [Sebastian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<8>
    • Bonanza [Sebastian County]
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      • Bonanza [Sebastian County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Poteau
      • Estimated population in 2019: 564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza

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 Poteau. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Poteau.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poteau. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Poteau.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poteau. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Poteau.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poteau ...

Looking for more information about Poteau? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Poteau, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Poteau.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Le Flore County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poteau.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poteau - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Poteau). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poteau or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poteau

Our 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    
<7>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.
<8>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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