Choctaw county is located in southeastern Oklahoma with Hugo serving as the county seat. It contains 774 square miles, which ranks it 42nd in size with other Oklahoma counties and takes its name from the Indian tribal name, "Chahta."
The Red River forms the county's recreational activities for outdoor lovers. In addition, Raymond Gary State Park southern boundary while 13,000-acre Hugo Lake anchors the is located just south of Fort Towson.
Hugo has been nationally recognized for revitalizing its impressive railroad legacy and for capturing the magical days of railroad in its Frisco Depot Museum and Harvey House Restaurant.
The famous Grant's Blue Grass Music Festival, the oldest and largest blue-grass festival west of the Mississippi, brings together music lovers and the nation's top bluegrass musicians in beautiful Salt Creek Park.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 15,025, a decrease of 277 over the 1990 census.