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The following was submitted by Carl Phillips, formerly of Tushka. I would like to express my gratitude to Carl for taking time from his "wood turning" to prepare this information.
ATOKA -- County seat...named for Captain Atoka, Choctaw signer of Treaty of Dancing Rabbitt Creek.
BENTLEY -- twelve miles south of Atoka, named for Professor Alva Bentley, Territorial educator.
BOGGY DEPOT -- fourteen miles southwest of Atoka, took its name from Boggy Creek which is French for muddy or slimy.
BRUNO -- four miles southeast of Atoka, assumed the name came from Bruno, AR., the home of the first storekeeper.
BUB -- in southeastern Atoka County near Farris, origin unknown.
CALLOWAY -- nine miles of Atoka, origin unknown.
CANEY -- in southern Atoka County, took its name from Caney Switch.
CANEY SWITCH -- one mile north of present day Caney, took its name from Caney Creek. Cane breaks along its course.
CHICKIE CHOCKIE -- three miles south of Limestone Gap, named for the daughters of Charles LeFlore.
CHOCKIE -- formerly Chickie Chockie. When P.O. discontinued, nearby P.O. named Rich was renamed Chockie.
COPELAND -- eight miles west of Atoka, named for Wm. T. Copeland.
CRYSTAL -- eighteen miles S.E. named for Crystal Springs, a well known campsight.
DAISY -- located in N. E. corner of county, named for Daisy Beck, a local girl.
DAYTON -- five miles south, origin unknown, changed from Peck and Peck's Switch.
ETNA -- present day Daisy, originally know as Many Springs.
FARRIS -- eighteen miles S. E., named for John L. Farris, the first postmaster.
GEARY'S STATION -- six miles north, named for A. W. Geary, a toll bridge operator.
GRIFFIN -- in central Atoka County, named for Wade H. Griffin, the first postmaster.
HERBERT -- in N. W. part of the county, presently Wardville, named for Herbert Ward, son of H. P. Ward, Territorial Jurist.
JOBURN -- four miles south of Lehigh, named for Joseph Hilburn, first postmaster.
LANE -- in S. E. Atoka County, first P. O. was located at the end of a lane.
LEWIS -- present day Tushka, named for Charles S. Lewis, local resident.
LIMESTONE GAP -- nine miles south of Kiowa, the name of the P. O. was Limestone, the locality is known as the Gap.
NEW BOGGY DEPOT -- The P. O. named from March 22, 1872 to Dec. 26, 1883.
PECK -- present day Tushka, named for Peck's Switch.
POTAPO -- seven miles east of Stringtown, unknown origin.
REDDEN -- thirteen miles N. E. of Stringtown, named for John A. Redden, first postmaster.
REYNOLDS -- three miles south of Kiowa, named for H. C. Reybnolds, townsite owner.
RICH -- eleven miles N. E. of Stringgtown, present-day Chockie, named for Elmer O. Rich, early merchant and resident.
ROGERS STATION -- one mile north of Wesley, named for early-day merchant, John P. Rogers.
STANDING ROCK -- located in N. W. part of the county, named for prominent landmark, 1914-1918.
STRINGTOWN -- seven miles N. E. of Atoka, original name was Sulphur Springs, became Springtown, then Stringtown.
SULPHUR SPRINGS -- original name of Stringtown.
TUSKHA -- five miles south of Atoka, formerly Peck, Peck's Station, Dayton, and Lewis. Tushka is Choctaw for warrior.
VOCA -- located in the S. W. part of the county, Latin for mouth or voice.
WADDELL'S STATION -- three miles west of Wesley, a stage stop on Butterfield Stage Line, changed to Roger's Station.
WARDVILLE -- fourteen miles N. E. of Coalgate, formerly Herbert.
WESLEY -- ten miles south of Kiowa, origin unknown.