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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 14 Oklahoma Town Names

The word Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw words “okla” and “humma,” meaning “red people.” It is also known by its nickname, The Sooner State, which references the non-Native settlers who claimed the best pieces of land before the official opening date of the Unassigned Lands. Those people who entered early were known as the “Sooners.” Just as our state has a nickname and a meaning behind the name, so do many towns inside Oklahoma.  Here are 14 town nicknames in Oklahoma and the meaning behind them.

What other towns do you know the nicknames and history of?  Let us know below in the comments.

Ashley
Ashley has lived in Oklahoma for 25 years and is the Oklahoma staff writer for onlyinyourstate.com