Rufe, Oklahoma

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Rufe is an unincorporated community[1] in western McCurtain County, Oklahoma, 10 miles northwest of Wright City, Oklahoma.

A United States Post Office was established at Rufe, Indian Territory on February 13, 1903. It was named for Rufus Wilson, husband of Mattie Wilson, first postmaster.[2]

Until the advent of Oklahoma's statehood in 1907 Rufe was located in Cedar County, Choctaw Nation, in the Indian Territory. Its residents had much in common with those of other communities in the area, some of which, such as Rattan, Oklahoma are now included in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rufe, Oklahoma
  2. ^ George B. Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, p. 183; Post Office Site Location Reports, Record Group 28, National Archives.

Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 95°08′39″W / 34.12361°N 95.14417°W / 34.12361; -95.14417