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Boley
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
74829




Page Contents for Boley, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Boley is approximately 1,126 (2000), 1184 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 160 (1990), 107 (2010).
The amount of land area in Boley is 4.255 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boley to Washington DC is 1128 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Boley is positioned 35.49 degrees north of the equator and 96.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Boley average annual rainfall is 38 inches per year
Boley average annual snowfall is 8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 37 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79 degrees F.

Location

on Hwy 62, sixty eight miles southwest of Tulsa and sixty seven miles east of Oklahoma City.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Boley.

Here is an unofficial history page for Boley by Brandi Dunn, Shanell Reynolds, and Cora Spencer.

Here are some excerpts from the above history pages:
"Boley was founded in 1903 by T.M Haynes in what was then Creek Indian Territory. A couple of railroad officials, Lake Moore and J. B. Boley, a white man, argued that black people were capable of governing themselves, and that a black town should be established along the Fort Smith and Western Railroad. It was first proposed to name the townsite Barnett, Indian Territory, but there was already a town of that name. Therefore, the town was incorporated in 1905 as Boley, Creek Nation, Indian Territory. The name was changed to Boley, Oklahoma when the State of Oklahoma was formed in 1907."

"On September 22, 1904, a formal opening of the town of Boley was held. Booker T Washington, after a visit to Boley, declared that it was, "The most enterprising, and in many ways the most interesting of the Negro towns in the U.S." "In 1911 the town was able to boast a population of 4,000 residence. The Great Depression in the late 1920's to mid 1930's caused great economic difficulties for Boley. Many residents moved away and the migration of new residents came to a standstill. The Depression dealt Boley a blow that took a long time to recover."
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Boley City Government

Boley Town Hall
309 S Pecan
Boley, OK 74829
Phone: 918-667-9790

Boley Historical Events

1932, November 23
Attempted bank robbery
Gunfight at Boley

Boley Chamber

Boley Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Charles Coleman
P.O. Box 31
Boley, Oklahoma 74829-0031
Phone: 918-667-371 (work)

Boley Community News

My Father's Hometown!
My father is from Boley, OK. I would like to visit and possibly find some relatives.
My Email Addresses are Djslam10@Hotmail.com and Djslams@aol.com

Boley Organizations

Boley Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Charles Coleman
P.O. Box 31
Boley, Oklahoma 74829-0031
Phone: 918-667-371 (work)

Boley Schools

Boley Grade Schools
124 N Oak Boley St
Boley, OK 74829
Phone: 918-667-3620


Boley High School
124 N Oak St
Boley, OK 74829
Phone: 918-667-3324


Boley Mennonite School
SE Of Boley
Boley, OK 74829
Phone: 918-667-3736 Boley

Miscellany

The population of Boley was:
1911 - 4,000
1970 - 514
1980 - 423
1990 - 908
2000 - 1,126

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