Oklahoman Published: May 20, 2000
9Online: Oklahoma's Strangely Named Towns - Horntown, OK

Oklahoma's Strangely
Named Towns

Gary Horcher

Horntown, OK: Air date May 20, 2000

Somewhere between Shawnee and McAlester, you might see a brand-new sign with a name you surely never heard of. And since you may wonder what direction you're headed, you might pull over to find out where you are. The most confusing thing about Horntown is passing through it but not finding it mentioned anywhere. In fact, we couldn't find a map with Horntown on it.

To get an education about the local geography, we headed to Steve's Texaco. Steve is the mayor of Horntown and the manager of the Horntown Texaco, which is actually older than the town.

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