Was established in 1903. In 1924, it received funding for and built a Rosenwald School. 2010 population 63 CLEARVIEW

The town was founded in 1903 along the tracks of the Fort Smith and Western Railroad. By 1904 the town boasted a two-story hotel and a print shop. 2010 population 48.


The town is located 11 miles southeast of Okmulgee. 2010 population 159.


This town is located in Seminole County. 2010 population 53.


The Barber and Ruffin families settled in the Red Bird community before 1900, and other families soon followed. In 1938 I. W. Lane, a former mayor of Red Bird, successfully challenged a law, similar to a grandfather clause, that made it difficult for African Americans to register to vote in Wagoner County. 2010 population 137.


The community had its first post office in 1904 and was a flag stop on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway. A noted attraction is the Down Home Blues Club of nationally famed Blues artist D. C. Minner. Every Labor Day weekend Minner hosts the Dusk ’til Dawn Blues Festival in the town. Rentiesville is also the birthplace of Dr. John Hope Franklin, dean of African American historians and author of the award-winning book “From Slavery to Freedom.” 2010 population 128.


Summit was platted as South Muskogee in 1910. 2010 population 139.


Lee Tatum and his wife, Mary, applied for a post office designation in 1895. Oil wells were drilled in the area in the 1920s, bringing wealth to several of Tatums’s farmers and landowners. 2010 population 151.


Tallahassee, considered the oldest of the surviving All-Black towns of Indian Territory, is located five miles northwest of Muskogee. The roots of the community were planted in 1850 when the Creek Nation opened a school there. Near the school, the population of Creek freedmen increased while the population of Creeks declined. The council transferred the American Indian students to another school and gave Tullahassee to the freedmen on Oct. 24, 1881. 2010 population 106.


An All-Black town located in southwestern McIntosh County ten miles southeast of Dustin. No population data.

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