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Hugo, Oklahoma

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Hugo is a city in and the county seat of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. It is located in southeastern Oklahoma, approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of the Texas state line. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,310.[4]

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Hugo, Oklahoma
Broadway Street in Hugo
Broadway Street in Hugo
Circus City, USA
Location of Hugo, Oklahoma
Location of Hugo, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°0′34″N 95°30′53″W
CountryUnited States
  Total6.33 sq mi (16.39 km2)
  Land6.31 sq mi (16.34 km2)
  Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
545 ft (166 m)
  Density818.83/sq mi (316.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code580
FIPS code40-36300[2]
GNIS feature ID1094002[3]

The city was founded in 1901 and named for the French novelist Victor Hugo.[5] In the postwar 20th century, the city served as winter quarters for some circus companies and performers. A cemetery has a section for circus personnel. Nearby is one of the oldest boarding schools west of the Mississippi: Goodland Academy, begun in 1848 as a Presbyterian mission, school and orphanage for Native American children.

The town is located in a cultural area of the state known as Little Dixie, as it was settled by Native American tribes, African Americans and European Americans from the southeastern United States. It is within the tourist area designated as Choctaw Country by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism.[6]