Durant, Oklahoma

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City of Durant
City
Nickname(s): City of Magnolias, Queen of Three Valleys
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 33°59′59″N 96°23′5″W / 33.99972°N 96.38472°W / 33.99972; -96.38472Coordinates: 33°59′59″N 96°23′5″W / 33.99972°N 96.38472°W / 33.99972; -96.38472
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Bryan
Government
 • Mayor Jerry Tomlinson
 • Vice Mayor Thomas Marcum
 • City Manager James Dunegan
Area
 • Total 19.1 sq mi (49.4 km2)
 • Land 19.0 sq mi (49.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,811
 • Density 830/sq mi (322/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74701-74702
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-22050[1]
GNIS feature ID 1092307[2]

Durant is a city in Bryan County, Oklahoma in the United States. It is the county seat of Bryan County. The population was 15,877 at the 2010 census.

Durant is home to Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The city is officially known as the Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma.[3]

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Further reading[change | change source]

  • Blaisdell, Lowell L. "Anatomy of an Oklahoma Lynching: Bryan County, August 12–13, 1911," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 79 (Fall 2001).
  • MacCreary, Henry. A Story of Durant: "Queen of Three Valleys" (Durant, Okla.: Democrat Printing Co., 1946).
  • Milligan, James C., Norris, L. David, and Vanmeter, Ann. Durant, 1872–1990 (Durant, Okla.: Bryan County Heritage Association Inc., 1990).
  • Norris, L. David. Southeastern Oklahoma State University Since 1909, Vol. 1 (Durant, Okla.: Mesa Publishing Co., 1986).
  • Durant leading the state in economic development

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