Find out what there is to do in Downtown Poteau! There’s a lot to see and do in Downtown Poteau. Select from the following category list to view information about locations downtown. Besides city offices, most locations are open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Downtown Poteau Business Directory shows some of the great businesses you'll find downtown!
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History

A Brief History of Poteau The Caddoan Culture The earliest known settlement in LeFlore County was that of the Caddoan Culture.  Spiro Mounds was part of a Native American empire that stretched all along the Mississippi Valley.  A political, cultural, and religious center, Spiro Mounds was the furthest western outpost…

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Attractions

Play in Downtown Poteau There’s a lot of entertainment to be found downtown.  Besides the many events that are always going on, there’s a few top destination points.  In Downtown Poteau, you’ll find everything from Karaoke Nights to days spent at the museum.  We have one of the largest gaming…

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Government

As with most towns, a good majority of the city government functions can be found in the downtown district.  This provides a listing of some of the government listings located in Downtown Poteau, as well as links to their websites (if available). Poteau City Hall 111 Peters St Poteau, OK…

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Resources

Small Business Resources At Historic Downtown Poteau, our goal is to help businesses throughout the area thrive.  In order to do that, we’ve compiled a list of resources that range from assisting start-up businesses to established businesses. Resources offered through Historic Downtown Poteau, inc. Through Historic Downtown Poteau, inc., the…

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Revitalization

Research shows that a healthy and vibrant downtown boosts the economic health and the quality of life in a community.Poteau Main Street Matters is embarking on a new project that will have a dramatic impact on Downtown Poteau.  Are you willing to help? The Downtown Poteau Revitalization Project Goals of…

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Membership

Historic Downtown Poteau Membership Become a Business Member: Click Here!    Become an Individual Member: Click Here! Cancel your Membership We understand that times are tough and you may want to cancel your subscription. You can do this easily by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button below. We thank you for…

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and About Historic Downtown Poteau The Board of Directors The Historic Downtown Poteau board of directors consists of a group of volunteer board members, an executive director, the directors assistant, and several committee members. Executive Director: Eric Standridge (Oklahoma Traveler, Author [The Birth of Poteau, The…

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For Rent or Sale

Downtown Poteau Buildings for Rent   Great setup for Cafe! 308 Dewey Avenue $400 month This unit is the former home of Melissa’s Cakes and Deli and offers ample space for a retro cafe or upscale retail/clothing shop.  Prior to that, it was the home of one of Poteau’s finest…

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Old Town Poteau Magazine The Old Town Poteau Magazine is full of interesting history, trivia, events, and entertainment! If you haven't gotten your hard copy, you can download any of our previous copies here.
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About Historic Downtown Poteau

Downtown Poteau contains a great wealth of history, from the old Indian Territory Federal Courthouse to the twin-offices of the Oklahoma Immigration Company. The city has been home to outlaws, bootleggers, railroad barons, and wealthy merchants. It was even home to the Lakeview Landrun!

Today, traces of this history can be seen throughout the old downtown district, from the old bank building that was robbed by Bonnie and Clyde to the Noble-Bird building which housed one of the largest druggists in Eastern Oklahoma. As you stroll down the main street, colorful and interesting shops can now be found in the very buildings that the early pioneers built.

Bridgman's Furniture, one of the oldest furniture stores in Oklahoma, is still ran by the Bridgman family and occupies almost an entire block of downtown Poteau.

The Purple Plume is a high-class fashion and accessories store that is very well-known throughout the region.

The world-famous Warehouse Willy's serves some of the best food to be found for miles around. This restaurant is decked out in images and items from the distant past.

Peppercorn Antique Mall houses some of the finest antiques in the area. The antiques found here range from glassware to turn-of-the-century furniture.

While the list of fascinating stores can go on, perhaps one of the most interesting attractions in historic downtown Poteau is the LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey. This museum, once complete, will house artifacts dating from the ancient Caddoan empire through modern times and is said to be one of the largest of it's kind in Eastern Oklahoma.

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Thu
2016
6:30 pm Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Across from the Family Dollar Store. Hundreds in cash prizes
Oct
6
Thu
2016
6:30 pm Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Across from the Family Dollar Store. Hundreds in cash prizes
Oct
11
Tue
2016
12:00 pm Marketing Masterminds of Southea... @ TBD
Marketing Masterminds of Southea... @ TBD
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Call 918-647-7008 or 479-652-4574 for more information. 2nd Tuesday of every month.
6:00 pm DAV Monthly Meeting
DAV Monthly Meeting
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6pm Bring a Dish and join us for dinne Meetings begin at 7pm FMI contact 918-721-4219 or 918-721-1935
Oct
13
Thu
2016
6:30 pm Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Bingo @ Heavener VFW Post 8403
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Across from the Family Dollar Store. Hundreds in cash prizes

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Get Involved and Help Make a Difference! Historic Downtown Poteau, inc. is focused on making a difference not just in Old Town Poteau, but across all of the surrounding area. We are a group of dedicated individuals dedicated to preserving the past while making a difference for our areas future. We can not do this alone. It takes everyone working together for the greater good to make real accomplishments. That's where YOU come in.
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Research shows that a healthy and vibrant downtown boosts the economic health and the quality of life in a community.Poteau Main Street Matters is embarking on a new project that will have a dramatic impact on Downtown Poteau.  Are you willing to help? The Downtown Poteau Revitalization Project Goals of…

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A Brief History of Poteau The Caddoan Culture The earliest known settlement in LeFlore County was that of the Caddoan Culture.  Spiro Mounds was part of a Native American empire that stretched all along the Mississippi Valley.  A political, cultural, and religious center, Spiro Mounds was the furthest western outpost…

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Small Business Resources At Historic Downtown Poteau, our goal is to help businesses throughout the area thrive.  In order to do that, we’ve compiled a list of resources that range from assisting start-up businesses to established businesses. Resources offered through Historic Downtown Poteau, inc. Through Historic Downtown Poteau, inc., the…

Corporate Sponsors: Thank you!

Corporate: AES Shady Point, Community State Bank

Platinum: Central National Bank

Gold: First National Bank, OG&E, Walmart

Silver: Adams Abstract, Anchor Finance, Best Western Traders Inn, Bridgman's Furniture, Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Hammond Family Dental, Hometown Drug Company LLC, Jack's Jewelers, Jenson, Susan, JoB Construction, KP's (Finish Line), Lowrey, Bob, Young's Pharmacy