Paucaunla, Oklahoma

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Paucaunla
Ghost town
Location in Oklahoma south of Durant and east of Colbert
Location in Oklahoma south of Durant and east of Colbert
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Bryan
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Paucaunla is an ghost town in Bryan County, Oklahoma.[1][2] It is six miles east of Colbert, Oklahoma.[2] A post office operated in Paucaunla from September 23, 1897 to July 15, 1910.[2] The community was located in Chickasaw Nation.[3] The name of the town may have been taken from the Choctaw word pakqli, which means "to flower," or the Chickasaw Pak-an-li, which means "blossom."[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Post Office Department. United States Official Postal Guide. Third Series, Vol.2, No.1, July 1909, p.611.
  2. ^ a b c d Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965, p.162.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry. Bulletin 248, Series F, Geography 44: A Gazetteer of Indian Territory. Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1905. p.51.
  4. ^ Bright, William. Native American Place Names: A Handbook for Travelers. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013, p.77.