Preston, Oklahoma

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Preston
Preston is located in Oklahoma
Preston
Preston
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Preston is located in the United States
Preston
Preston
Preston (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°42′41″N 95°59′30″W / 35.71139°N 95.99167°W / 35.71139; -95.99167Coordinates: 35°42′41″N 95°59′30″W / 35.71139°N 95.99167°W / 35.71139; -95.99167
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyOkmulgee
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Preston is a small unincorporated community located in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. The post office was established December 13, 1909. It was named for an Okmulgee oilman, Harry Preston.

Unrecognizable from the past, Preston was once a highly prosperous community, thriving mainly from the oil boom as did many of the surrounding communities. Later on, as the oil industry quieted in Preston, it served as a station for restocking trains and running cattle trails, loading water from Frisco lake. Many remnants of the station may be found throughout parts of Preston. Additionally, many old cattle trails and roads, though overgrown, are still distinguishable as such due to the heavy use and traffic.

It currently has two schools, three churches, a single gas station, feed store, a heating and air company, and a hair salon as well as a fire protection business.

Today, many of its occupants enjoy life there, but typically work elsewhere in the county.

Education

Preston Public School is the school district serving the town.

Transportation

Preston is served by U.S. Route 75,[1] a major national north/south artery for much of its length, currently running from the Canada–US border at Noyes, Minn. to Dallas, Tex.[2]

Preston is also on Old Highway 75, being the previous 2-lane alignment of US-75 running north to Beggs, Oklahoma and south to Okmulgee, Oklahoma.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Preston, Oklahoma". MapQuest. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "U.S. Highway 75 Endpoints". Archived from the original on 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2011-06-15.

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