The Idabel which we now know is a city of the first-class, growing
and expanding far beyond the wildest dreams of the founders who began a frontier village in the dense forests along the new
railroad over a century ago.
These pioneers who first settled here undoubtedly had visions of development which would
justify their investment of time, energy and resources...
-Louis Coleman, Author
Idabel Main Street honors the history of 100 hundred years. From the humble beginnings of the cotton trade and railroad,
Idabel has become the 'Dogwood Capitol of Oklahoma'. Today our downtown commercial district is home to the unique architecture
of several historic buildings and original art murals. The restored three-story Rouleau Hotel (pronounced Roo'low and French
for "Roll of Coins") was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Future restorations and improvements are
in progress, including a downtown beautification project.
It is the desire of Idabel Main Street to preserve
all that history has given us and to work for progress by enhancing and promoting our unique assets to businesses and visitors
Idabel is the county seat of McCurtain County in beautiful 'Kiamichi Mountain Country'. Come see us!
Thank you for visiting
Idabel Main Street.
To improve the quality of life and
preserve the culture
of our people
by strengthening the downtown,
as the historical center of
commerce in McCurtain County,
with a comprehensive approach
to revitalization through
concentrated efforts in
and economic restructuring.
Furthermore, to demonstrate the
philosophy of 'service above self'
by embracing a diverse
base of willing and talented
Since its inception in 1998
Main Street has
tracked over $5.5 million
in reinvestment in the
downtown business district,
three state awards
and has become a driving
force for progress
in Idabel and McCurtain County.
Take a look around and you'll discover why
Idabel Main Street
"a Work in Progress".
Visit Idabel's Dogwood Festival
Held Every Spring in April
(Contact us for more information)
Come see us in Idabel, Oklahoma
Idabel Main Street
P.O. Box 495
100 East Main
AEP-Public Service Co. Bld.
Idabel, Oklahoma 74745
Program Manager: Faye House