Oktaha, Oklahoma

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Oktaha is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 327 at the 2000 census. The town's former mayor is Jordan S. Stevens (R). Mayor Stevens served as the campaign manager for Muskogee, Oklahoma's mayor, John Tyler Hammons, during his successful 2008 mayoral election.



Oktaha is located at 35°34′40″N 95°28′36″W / 35.57778°N 95.47667°W / 35.57778; -95.47667 (35.577772, -95.476762)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


Oktaha was named for a Muscogee chief, Oktarharsars Harjo[4] (also known as Sands[5]). The town originated in 1872 as a stop on the MK&T "Katy" Railroad. By 1900, the town had its own post office. A small business district emerged as well. Local business lagged, however, by mid-century, and the town struggled even more when U.S. Highway 69 was rerouted to bypass Oktaha.[6] Nevertheless, Oktaha remains the site of a K-12 school that draws several hundred students from rural portions of Muskogee County.[7][8] There are currently plans to build a combined community center-museum in Oktaha.[9]

The noted Native American sculptor Willard Stone was born in Oktaha in 1916.[10]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 327 people, 110 households, and 91 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,256.2 people per square mile (485.6/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 487.9/sq mi (188.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.95% White, 3.36% African American, 16.82% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 7.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

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