Atoka County

Atoka County, Oklahoma

200 E Court St
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: (580) 889-2643
Fax: (580) 889-2608

In south-central OK, southwest of McAlester; organized as Shappaway County Nov 16, 1907 from Choctaw lands. Name Origin: For Capt. Atoka, the Choctaw athlete who led a band of his people to OK during their removal from MS and AL. Originally for another noted Choctaw leader

Area (sq mi):: 990.00 (land 978.29; water 11.71) Population per square mile: 14.80
Population 2005: 14,456 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 4.20%; 1990-2000 8.60% Population 2000: 13,879 (White 75.40%; Black or African American 5.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,919; median household $24,752; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,655-$17,953
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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HB 2511 was authored by House Speaker Charles McCall, whose district includes Atoka County, where a handful of doctors provide for the needs of about 14,000 people.
Materials and Methods--The study area, Boehler Seeps and Sandhills Preserve, is a 196-ha preserve located in Atoka County, Oklahoma.
29, 1922, in Atoka County, Okla, to Carl and Vera Burkleo.
As he remarks to Loretta when asked if he is aware of his need for an organization: "I'm an organization of one, a headquarters, you might say, for the revolution in Atoka county." We can read his estrangement as an allusion to the tensions that were growing by the mid-1960s between the mainstream civil rights agenda that advocated non-violent resistance and later strands of the black liberation movement that espoused an ideology of black power and armed self-defense, the most salient example of which was the Black Panther Party, founded in Oakland, California by Huey P.
In a separate case, the Oklahoma Civil Court of Appeals in February denied Hoffinger's appeal of a $2.7 million judgment awarded in 1995 to an Atoka County, Okla., man who injured his head while going down a slide into an aboveground pool.
Long-time meteor watcher David Swann, observing just a little later from Atoka County, Oklahoma, remarked, "The brightest meteor I recorded after 4:30 UT was magnitude -1.
He said officials have been considerate and the warnings are appreciated.<br />"I really think it's a good thing overall," Everett said.<br />John Butwid, vice president of the Atoka County Chamber of Commerce, said that worries about economic impact last year didn't prove out.
Moore served as CEO of the Atoka County Healthcare Authority and as administrator of Atoka Memorial Hospital.