Adel is an unincorporated community in northwestern Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, 12 miles west of Clayton, Oklahoma. Using the Public Land Survey System commonly in use in Oklahoma its coordinates are T13-3S-R16E.
Prior to Oklahoma's statehood Adel was located in Jack's Fork County, Choctaw Nation.
Adel, Indian Territory was granted a United States Post Office on June 3, 1907. It closed on November 15, 1954. Adel is isolated; the nearest communities are Daisy, Oklahoma and Goss, Oklahoma in Atoka County, Oklahoma. Goss had a bigger school, and Goss Schoolhouse still stands as a sturdy testament to its more prosperous times.
Adel’s relative isolation was broken with the opening of the Indian Nation Turnpike in 1970, which features an interchange for Daisy. Upon completion of Sardis Lake (Oklahoma) near Clayton the state opened a paved highway, Oklahoma State Highway 43, from the Daisy interchange on the Turnpike to Sardis Lake, passing over its dam to meet Oklahoma State Highway 2.
More information on Adel may be found in the Pushmataha County Historical Society.
- George B. Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, p. 4; Post Office Site Location Reports, Record Group 28, National Archives
- Pushmataha County Cemeteries, p. 105.
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