Atoka County, OK

Atoka CountyAtoka County is rich in history, natural resources and recreational areas deriving its name from the Choctaw word, "hetoka," meaning ballground.

If hunting and fishing is your game, this is the place for you. Anglers flock to McGee Creek Lake, 18 miles east and north of Atoka for some of the best bass fishing you can experience. In addition to great fishing, the area offers camping, picnicking, swimming and water sports. While not as well developed, the Atoka Lake located north of Atoka offers good fishing and primitive camping areas.

If you're a history buff, you'll want to visit the Confederate Museum and Cemetery one mile north of Atoka with a Civil War Burial Grounds and war artifacts.

Boggy Depot State Park, 15 miles southwest of Atoka is the site of old Boggy Depot, once a flourishing commercial center and capital of the Choctaw Nation. Today it is a 630-acre park shaded by giant trees with modern camping facilities and three group shelters.

Atoka County is also home to one of the state's two commercial wineries, Cimarron Cellars. A tasting and sales room is located 14 miles south of Atoka on Highway 69. Tours of the vineyards and winery can be arranged by appointment.

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Historic Churches

M.E. Church - 1915 2nd Street, 1

Atoka, OK Historic Churches

Butterfield Stage Line

Standing at the forefront of the old Butterfield road imagine the stage coach hustling along the old wooden fence line up the well-ridden ruts that are still visible today and coming to an abrupt halt at the rest stop. The Butterfield Overland Mail route directed its route to Boggy Depot in 1858

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Boggy Depot Cemetery

Adjoining Boggy Depot Townsite is the 1830s Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Cemetery. The townsite and cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Oklahoma's list of Oldest Historical Places.

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Confederate Memorial Museum and Cemetery

The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents Reba McEntire and the late Lane Frost, the museum and it'

Atoka, OK Museums

Confederate Cemetery

The "burying ground" was first used by emigrants traveling on the Butterfield Stage road who camped at a spring, which was later called "Harkins' Spring," just north of the Middle Boggy River (today known as the Muddy Boggy).

Atoka, OK Cemeteries

Historic Downtown

Take in some of Atoka's History by viewing the historic downtown buildings. 1901 Bank Building

Atoka, OK Historic Downtowns

Boggy Depot Townsite

Prelude to a State Boggy Depot's contribution to Oklahoma outlasted all her structures, for it was the source of the state's name. Chief Allen Wright, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, suggested the word "Oklahoma" (meaning "Red People") in 1866

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Battle of Boggy Creek

Union Official Records Report of the Battle (O.R. SERIES I VOLUME XXII/2 S# 33) Early in 1864 approximately 1,500 Union soldiers under Colonel William A. Phillips set out on an expedition to cut a swath through Confederate Indian Territory from the Arkansas River to the Red River.

Atoka, OK Battlesites

Atoka Golf Club

Atoka golf club is a public 9-hole course with bent grass greens with water in play. It was built in 1964, and designed by Floyd Farley. Back Tees: Yardage 3031 : Par 36 Forward Tees: Yardage 2764 : Par 36 Green fees for non-members are $7.00 for 9

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