Hatsboro, Oklahoma

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Ghost town
Fort Washita and Hatsburg (Hatsboro) in Indian Territory
Fort Washita and Hatsburg (Hatsboro) in Indian Territory
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Bryan
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
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Hatsboro is an ghost town in Bryan County, Oklahoma located near Fort Washita.[1][2] The town was also known as Rugglesville.[3][4] The town was located across a creek west of the fort near the Chickasaw Indian Agency; the town's inhabitants were the families of soldiers and fort employees.[3][5] The town, which was located in Chickasaw Nation, was sizable enough to be given a post office in the 1850s.[6] After the U.S. Army abandoned the fort, the town also was abandoned.[4] By 1929, the town site was being used as farmland, and by 1943, the United States Department of the Interior reported that "a few ruins" were all that was left of the town.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Morrison, W.B. "A Visit to Old Fort Washita," Chronicles of Oklahoma. Vol. 7 No.2 (June 1929): p. 177-78. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ United States Department of Indian Affairs. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs: 1865, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1865, p.440. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Morrison, W.B. "Fort Washita," Chronicles of Oklahoma. Vol. 5 No.2 (June 1927): p. 253. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Grice, Gary K. History of Weather Observing at Fort Washita, Oklahoma 1842-1861. Asheville, North Carolina: Climate Database Modernization Program, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, February 2005, p.2. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b United States Department of the Interior. Report on the recreational resources of the Denison dam and reservoir project : Texas and Oklahoma, October 1943, p.18-19. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Gibson, Arrell M. The Chickasaws. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971, p. 225.