Wardville, Oklahoma

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Wardville
Unincorporated community
Wardville is located in Oklahoma
Wardville
Wardville
Wardville is located in the US
Wardville
Wardville
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°39′13″N 96°1′49″W / 34.65361°N 96.03028°W / 34.65361; -96.03028Coordinates: 34°39′13″N 96°1′49″W / 34.65361°N 96.03028°W / 34.65361; -96.03028
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Atoka
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Wardville is a small unincorporated community in northern Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States, along State Highway 131 [1] 14 miles northeast of Coalgate, Oklahoma. The post office was established February 6, 1902 under the name Herbert, Oklahoma. The town was named after Herbert Ward, who was the youngest son of the towns first postmaster, Henry Pleasant Ward.[2] The name of the town was changed to Wardville on July 18, 1907. Wardville was named for the before mentioned Henry Pleasant Ward, who served in the territorial House of Representatives and Senate and was an Atoka County judge.[3][4] The Wardville Post Office closed in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official State Map (Map) (2008 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. 
  2. ^ Foreman, Grant (Sep 1928). "Chronicles of Oklahoma". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 29 Dec 2009. 
  3. ^ Shirk, George H (1965). Oklahoma Place Names. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 250. 
  4. ^ O'Beirne, H. F. (1891). Leaders and Leading Men of Indian Territory. Chicago: American Publishers Association. p. 115.