Boley Historical Museum

Boley Historical Museum10 W Grant St
Boley, OK 74829

Phone: 918-667-9790
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The Boley Historical Museum is house in a 1929 home and contains many artifacts of Boley's early days as an established black town in Oklahoma. Founded in 1903 as a camp for black railroad construction workers, Boley flourished as a town because of its fertile farmland, which was distributed as allotments to Creek-Freedmen. It was also billed as a haven where African Americans could govern themselves, drawing settlers from Texas, Georgia and Florida. Booker T. Washington called Boley "the most enterprising and... interesting" of the black towns.

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  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

Open by appointment.

Located 62 miles west of Oklahoma City on Hwy 62.

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Henrietta Hick




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/29/2012

Suzanne, the best way to start family genealogy research is with our Okfuskee County Genealogy Resources article on the right side of the page. You can also contact the Boley Historical Museum directly at 918-667-9790. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Suzanne Tyler on 11/28/2012

My Great-grandfather was DJ Turner former Mayor and Bank President. I would like additional information on my family and possibly visit Boley in the near future.


 
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