Wilburton is located between the San Bois and Winding Stair mountains along the infamous Robber's Trail in southeastern Oklahoma in Latimer County (of which it is the county seat) east of McAlester along U.S. Highway 270 north of Sardis Lake.
Robbers Cave State Park, 4 miles north of town, at one time was a favorite hangout of notorious outlaws such as Jesse and Frank James, the Younger brothers and Belle Starr. The area now is host to the Robbers Cave Nature Center.
Other local attractions include the Lutie Coal Miner's Museum and Veterans' Museum, which was the only colony established for veterans of the Spanish-American War. In addition, there is, purportedly, the ghost of "Fiddlin' Jim" in and about town.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 3,138, an increase of 46 since 1990.
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Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.