Once part of the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, LeFlore County is diverse in its topography. With rugged hills, narrow valleys and productive farmland, there is a gentle blending of modern days and old ways. Many of the towns were established as a result of railroad expansion. Within its borders there are two hospitals, seven libraries, a two-year college, three vocational schools, five newspapers, a veteran's center, and numerous clinics. Manufacturing produces such items as refrigerator parts, instrument panels, crackers and cattle feed. Carl Albert State College offers courses to more than 2,000 full and part-time students annually. Poteau, the county seat, was home to late Senator Robert S. Kerr. Tourism is an important aspect of LeFlore County. The Heavener Runestone and Spiro Mounds offer historic interest and are well known, and stops on the old Butterfield Trail, hailed as the first transcontinental link between East and West, are still found in the northern part of the county. The Quachita National Forest, including the Talimena Scenic Drive dominates the southern half of the county. Annual events include the Cavanal Fall Festival and Auto Show in October near Poteau. Location: LeFlore County borders Arkansas 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: Poteau Distances: Poteau to: Muskogee - 84 miles Tulsa - 135 miles Land Area: 1,607 square miles of rugged hills, narrow valleys and productive farmland

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LeFlore County Oklahoma Genealogy
Part of the OKGenWeb Project. Contains vital records, lookups, photographs and other resources for researchers.
The Political Graveyard: Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born or lived in the county.
Wikipedia: Le Flore County, Oklahoma
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