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1885 Choctaw Census
Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
County Census Page
Skullyville County was made up of land located in the Choctaw Nation area of Indian Territory.

Skullyville County—Iskvlli Kaunti. The word iskvlli means a "small piece of money or coin," in Choctaw.7 Kaunti was adopted directly from the English, the spelling being nearest the Choctaw pronunciatoin of the word "county." The name referred to the fact that the United States agency for the Choctaws was located in that section of the country, about fifteen miles west of Fort Smith. The agency itself was established in 1832, by Captain David McClellan, the United States sub-agent for the Choctaws in the West. The name "Skullyville" was given the village that grew up around the agency, being a corruption and a combination of the word iskvlli and the English suffix ville, literally meaning "money town." All Government business relative to the Choctaws in the Indian Territory was transacted at the agency. The annuities due to the citizens of Mosholatubbee District were also paid there, the balance being paid at places designated in each of the other two districts. It is suggested that the Choctaws themselves probably spoke of the agency as "Iskvlli ai ilhpita," meaning "the place where money is donated or presented." Ai means "the place where." The word ilhpita is the past participle of the verb ipeta which means "to donate or present."

After Statehood in 1907 Skullyville County because portions of Haskell, Latimer and Leflore Counties in Oklahoma.

Skullyville Census in PDF Format (Never finished being Transcribed)

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This page updated on 09/15/11 Haskell Co

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