|Coordinator: Mel Owings
The County seat of Coal County, is Coalgate. It was
the site of a mining camp and most of the people in the area had migrated
there prior to 1885. Three railroads became active around there in 1885,
the Oklahoma City, Ada and Atoka, the Rock Island, and the Missouri, Kansas,
and Texas, (M.K.&T.). During this time the town was known as Liddle,
and was well known by 1890. The town was incorporated as Coalgate in 1898.
It was named for the President of the M.K.&T. Coalgate Hoyle. Coalgate
had grown to a population of 2,921 by statehood in 1907, due to the coal
activity. A slogan from the early day mining activities was "A gate to wealth
from the Coal Industry." By 1908 the population had grown to 3,500 and it
had 65 businesses. It continued to grow until 1925, when the coal mines began
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