Bugtussle, Oklahoma

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Bugtussle
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 35°01′51″N 95°41′24″W / 35.03083°N 95.69000°W / 35.03083; -95.69000Coordinates: 35°01′51″N 95°41′24″W / 35.03083°N 95.69000°W / 35.03083; -95.69000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pittsburg
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Time zone CT (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 539/918
GNIS feature ID 1090660

Bugtussle, Oklahoma is an unincorporated community[1] located on the southern shores of Eufaula Lake, in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States and about 30 miles (48 km) west of Robbers Cave State Park, in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States,[2] with a population of "a few hundred".

History[edit]

The community began in 1903 with the construction by a Mr. Ran Woods and others, of a two-room log schoolhouse on the site. The schoolhouse is no longer standing, and was once attended by former Speaker of the US House, Carl Albert. The settlement was allegedly named by Mr. Woods who felt that the bugs at the site were so numerous, that they were a never ending "tussle" for him to deal with.[3] Bugtussle is about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of McAlester. The town was renamed Flowery Mound about 1907, but the original name persisted.[4]

Popular Culture[edit]

Bugtussle was also the name of the town where the fictitious Beverly Hillbillies, of TV series fame, had once lived before moving to California (according to some episodes, although other episodes alluded to other possible places of origin).

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bugtussle, Oklahoma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ Official State Highway Map (Map) (2005-2006 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. § N5. 
  3. ^ a b What a Dirty Shame!: 100 Unforgettable Place Names of Oklahoma (pg 166) by Jim Etter
  4. ^ "The man from Bugtussle made national impact." The Norman Transcript. June 1, 2007. Retrieved Feb 8, 2016.