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Idabel City

Idabel City Hall is located at 201 East Main Street, Idabel, OK 74745; phone: 580-286-7608.

The town was first established in 1902, first named Purcell, and named as the county seat in 1907. A post office was established in 1904.

Idabel as described in 1941 [1]

Idabel, seat of McCurtain County, on the divide separating the valleys of Little and Red Rivers, was at first named Mitchell, then renamed for the daughters, Ida and Belle, of a Choctaw citizen on whose land the town was built. Farming and lumbering are the principal supports of the town; and here is the main office of a big lumber and coal company.

  1. Workers of the Federal Writers' Program, Works Progress Administration in the State of Oklahoma, Harold O. Hunter, Commissioner, Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1941.
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