In 1903, the town was founded by and named for deputy U.S. Marshal Paden Tolbert who served the federal court in the Western District of Arkansas presided over by Judge Isaac C. Parker, the "hanging judge".*
in small park on corner of E. 8th St and Main St. in Paden, Oklahoma.
Exploring Oklahoma History

* Information from the Oklahoma Historical Society. ** Image from Google Maps Street View.

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