Oklahoma History Center
South Indian Territory

Macedonia was located on the border of Atoka and Coal County. It had many Freedmen settled in the area. They built their own school, church, and a few businesses. The settlement had close interaction with the Boggy Bend community just south of them.

Oberlin was surveyed in 1904 as an 'Exclusive Negro Town.' An advertisement for the town claimed it had 102 business lots fronting on a large square. At the time of the advertisement, there were four stores in operation. They had a post office, a CME church, a Baptist church, a blacksmith shop, and a notary public. The ad claimed a population of five hundred and a community population surrounding about six miles, eleven or twelve hundred. A new railroad from Boswell, I.T., to Honey Grove Texas passed close to the town. The post office for Oberlin ran from 1897 until 1937. The town was located in Bryan County ten miles south of Boswell.

Wiley rested in Johnston County northeast of Tishomingo. This township was platted on the allotment maps for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. The general map of the town site was surveyed in 1902 by the Department of the Interior and showed a small town with a few buildings. There still is a Wiley cemetery with many of the original Freedmen buried there.