Antlers, Oklahoma

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Antlers is a city in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. The population was 2,552 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pushmataha County[3].



Antlers is located at 34°13′52″N 95°37′15″W / 34.23111°N 95.62083°W / 34.23111; -95.62083 (34.230986, -95.620911)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.

The historic center of Antlers—not counting its newly expanded city limits—straddles at least two watersheds. Rain falling in the northeast part of town drains into creeks flowing northward directly into the Kiamichi River. This soil is rocky, with bedrock near the surface. Water falling elsewhere in the town drains into creeks draining southward into Beaver Creek, which flows to the Kiamichi River. This soil is sandy. Standpipe Hill—which overlooks downtown Antlers—stands considerably higher, and features picturesque views to the north into the Kiamichi River valley.

Fact Sheet

The city has three hotels: Sportsman Inn & Suites, Budget Inn, and the newest, Hiway Inn & Suites.

There four schools, total: Brantly Elementary (Grades K-3), Vegher Elementary (Grades 4-5), Obuch Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Antlers High School (9-12).

Until 2008, Antlers was home to the only red light in Pushmataha County. Even now, it has the only two traffic signals in the entire county.


Evidence abounds of prehistoric activity within the city limits of present-day Antlers. Arrowheads wash up continually over time at sites throughout the town. Most of the sites are well-watered sites atop hills, which the prehistoric inhabitants found the most healthful.

Antlers and the rest of the Kiamichi River valley fell squarely within the realm of the powerful American Indian culture based at Spiro Mounds. The Mississippian culture based there controlled a large portion of southeastern Oklahoma and adjacent states.

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