Durant, Oklahoma

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Durant, Oklahoma
Main street durant ok.jpg
Nickname(s): City of Magnolias and Gateway to Lake Texoma
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Durant, Oklahoma is located in the US
Durant, Oklahoma
Durant, Oklahoma
Location in the United States
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
 • Mayor Jerry Tomlinson (D)
 • Vice Mayor Chad Hitchcock
 • City Manager Tim Rundell
 • Total 26.8 sq mi (69.3 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2015)
 • Total 17,286
 • Density 647/sq mi (249.8/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]
Website www.durant.org

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]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Master Plan – Section 2 The Campus of a Thousand Magnolias". Southeastern Oklahoma State University Master Plan. Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 

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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