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Idabel is located in southeastern Oklahoma in McCurtain County (of which it is the county seat) south of Broken Bow along U.S. Highway 259 and sandwiched between the Little River and the Red River near the Texas/Oklahoma border.

Nearby recreational opportunities include Little River National Wildlife Refuge to the northeast; Beavers Bend State Park, Hochatown State Park, Broken Bow Lake and Ouachita National Forest to the north, Pine Creek Lake to the northwest and Hugo Lake and Raymond Gary State Park to the west.

Idabel is known as the "Dogwood Capital of Oklahoma" for the tree's abundant presence here. It is also in the National Register of Historic Places for the Victorian-style Barnes-Stevenson House, with its 102-foot-tall oak tree, and the Magnolia Mansion, built in 1910. The nearby Museum of the Red River exhibits artifacts from both North and South American cultures with a special emphasis on the local Caddo and Chocktaw tribes.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 7,278, an increase of 321 since 1990.

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