Idabel Main Street

A Work in Progress
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Welcome to Historic
Idabel, Oklahoma
est. 1902

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 alike.

Idabel is the county seat of McCurtain County in beautiful 'Kiamichi Mountain Country'. Come see us!


Thank you for visiting
the online home of
Idabel Main Street.

Our Mission:
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
organization, promotion, design
and economic restructuring.
Furthermore, to demonstrate the
philosophy of 'service above self'
volunteerism by embracing a diverse
base of willing and talented

Since its inception in 1998
Idabel Main Street has
tracked over $5.5 million
in reinvestment in the
downtown business district,
received 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".

Our Four-Point Approach:




Economic Restructuring


Visit Idabel's Dogwood Festival
Held Every Spring in April
(Contact us for more information)


Brick by Brick
Streetscape Development Project

Here's your opportunity to become a permanent part of Idabel.
'Your name' will literally go down in history when you purchase one or more of our custom sidewalk bricks. Prices begin at only $30.00 with three sizes to choose from.

A paving stone IS forever and makes a wonderful memorial, tribute or unique gift. This kind of opportunity only happens once~ so don't delay.

Pick up a Brick by Brick order form from Idabel merchants, Idabel Chamber of Commerce or contact Idabel Main Street.



4" X 8" Brick - $30

8" X 8" Paving Stone - $100

12" X 12" Paving Stone - $250
Company Logo Available

We can fax or mail you an
order form. Email or call us today.

Check out the StreetScape
architectural plans on
the PROJECTS page.


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