Grayson, OK

The town of Grayson, Oklahoma is situated in southeastern Okmulgee County, in an area that used to be a part of McIntosh County until 1918. The town’s post office was established in 1902, and by 1909 the community had five general stores, two drugstores, two blacksmiths, a cotton gin, and a community physician. It sounds like this would have been a largely self-sustained place to live, and it was only a mile-and-a-half away from the nearest banking and shipping town, Hoffman. I think the community being able to boast its own physician would have been especially alluring, as it meant the town citizens likely had a fairly trusting relationship with someone possessing medical training, something they probably wouldn’t have elsewhere due to the still-prevalent racism found in the medical field. 

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