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Boley Historic District

Boley, Oklahoma
County of Okfuskee.
Seward Avenue, Cedar Street, Walnut Street & city limits.
National Register Number: 75001568
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: OK-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Town.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Begun as a camp for African-American railroad construction hands, this is the largest of the towns established in Oklahoma to provide African-Americans with the opportunity for self government in an era of white supremacy and segregation.

The historic district continues to be threatened by neglect. The town has recently completed the rehabilitation of a historic structure and constructed a museum just off Main Street. However, the ongoing deterioration of historic buildings seems to be outpacing the restoration of historic structures.

No changes since the last reporting period

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