Atoka County

Atoka County is located in southeastern Oklahoma. The county was originally Shappaway County in the Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation. In 1854 the county was renamed Atoka County in honor of Choctaw leader Captain William Atoka. The county would keep this name at Oklahoma statehood. Atoka, Oklahoma is the county seat, the county's largest city, and located in the center-west part of the county at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and U.S. Highway 75. Other notable towns include Stringtown, Caney, and Tushka. The county is also home to the Boggy Depot Park (formerly Boggy Depot State Park), a notable Civil War location, and Atoka Lake.

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