Choctaw County was created at the time of statehood and named for the Choctaw Nation of Indians whose Tribal name is "Chahta." Early industry in the area was limited to patch farming, but agriculture became more established with the advent of the railroad and resulting increase of immigrants to the area. Hugo, the county seat, is the winter quarters for the Carson and Barnes Circus, the largest truck-drawn circus under the big top in the United States. The Kiamichi Area Vocational-Technical School, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative and Goodluck Glove Company are also located in Hugo. The PRCA, Professional Rodeo and Grant's Bluegrass Festival are held annually in June and August, respectively. Hugo Lake and Lake Raymond Gary State Park provide additional recreational outlets for the county. Additional county information can be obtained from the Choctaw County Historical Society. Smoke Signals is a history book about the county. Location: Choctaw County borders Texas in southeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 62.3 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.0 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 79.1 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Hugo Distances: Hugo to: Ardmore - 105 miles Muskogee - 157 miles Tulsa - 193 miles Land Area: 800 square miles level plains and rolling hills

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