Formerly a part of Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation, Coal County is located in southeastern Oklahoma and was created at statehood and named for the primary economic product of the region. Coal mining was once the major industry of the county, but has been dormant since 1958. Mementos of this era may be found in the Coal County Historical and Miners Museum in Coalgate, the county seat. While agriculture is now considered to be the primary economic mainstay of the county, businesses such as the Wrangler Garment Plant and Mary Hurley Hospital also contribute to the economy of the community. Coal County History Book is available from the local genealogical society in Coalgate. Location: Coal County is in southeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Coalgate Distances: Coalgate to: Ardmore - 74 miles Muskogee - 105 miles Oklahoma City - 115 miles Land Area: 521 square miles with some hilly and rugged terrain
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Coal County, Oklahoma
Part of the OKGenWeb and USGenWeb. Provides a brief history of the county, queries, vital records, cemetery listings, photographs, and other resource links for genealogy researchers.
The Political Graveyard: Coal County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived in the county.
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