Frogville, Oklahoma

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Frogville, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Frogville is located in Oklahoma
Frogville
Frogville
Frogville is located in the US
Frogville
Frogville
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 33°53′51″N 95°18′46″W / 33.89750°N 95.31278°W / 33.89750; -95.31278Coordinates: 33°53′51″N 95°18′46″W / 33.89750°N 95.31278°W / 33.89750; -95.31278
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Choctaw
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74743
GNIS feature ID 1100435

Frogville is a small unincorporated community in Choctaw County, Oklahoma.[1] The post office was established on October 29, 1897, and closed on August 15, 1933.[2] Frogville was named for the abundance of frogs in the area said to be so large they ate young ducks.[2]

History[edit]

At its peak, Frogville was home to 40 families, a post office, several stores, a school, and a church.[3]

Geography[edit]

Frogville is located around a mile from the Red River, which separates Oklahoma and Texas.[4] Frogville is in southeastern Choctaw County 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Hugo, the county seat. Sawyer is 12 miles (19 km) to the north-northwest, Fort Towson is 11 miles (18 km) to the north-northeast, and Grant is 14 miles (23 km) to the west. Frogville is located in the 74743 (Hugo) ZIP code.

The closest school to Frogville is the Kiamichi Technology Center, serving the Hugo area for the purpose of higher education (Mandevill). The schools that would be available to Frogville are Hugo Elementary School 1100 David Roebuck Lane, Hugo Middle School 300 North E., Hugo High School 201 E. Brown (Henry), Fort Towson Elementary West 3rd Street, and Fort Towson High School West 3rd Street (Mandevill).

Oklahoma is a mostly farming state and most all of Frogville property is farmland (Smallwood). The closest post office is in Sawyer (ZIP code 74756).

In the town of Frogville there are two reservoirs, one cemetery,[5] and the only major highway that is used to reach Frogville is Oklahoma State Highway 109 (Google Maps).

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frogville, Oklahoma
  2. ^ a b Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987, p.95.
  3. ^ Dawkins, Lee. "Frogville Folklore," The Oklahoman, April 26, 1992, p.135.
  4. ^ Etter, Jim. "New Plant Might Get Frogville Hopping Again," The Oklahoman, May 1, 1978.
  5. ^ "Choctaw County Genealogy Resources," TravelOK, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Accessed June 15, 2015.

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