Darwin, Oklahoma

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Darwin is an unincorporated community in western Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, nine miles west of Antlers. It is approximately one-half mile east of the Atoka County border.

A United States Post Office opened at Darwin, Indian Territory on July 31, 1905 and operated until March 14, 1955.[1]

Founded during the waning days of the Indian Territory, Darwin was located in Jack’s Fork County, Choctaw Nation. After Oklahoma’s statehood in 1907, the area became an agricultural and farming center. After the decline of farming, ranching became the economic mainstay and predominant activity.

Currently Darwin does not have a defined center but consists of a larger area. A well-maintained cemetery marks the location of the former community, located just off Oklahoma State Highway 3.

More information on Darwin and the county line area may be found in the Pushmataha County Historical Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ George H. Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, p. 60; Post Office Site Location Reports, Record Group 28, National Archives

Coordinates: 34°14′52″N 95°46′46″W / 34.24778°N 95.77944°W / 34.24778; -95.77944