Atoka is a city in and the county seat of Atoka County, Oklahoma. It has a total area of 8.5 square miles, most of which is land. Only 0.71% of the area is water. The city was formally founded in 1867, and flourished due to the presence of the railroad. A number of structures here are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Atoka Armory Building, the First Methodist Church Building, the Old Masonic Temple Building, the Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Confederate Museum, and many more.
Ranching, farming, hunting and fishing and tourism are the major commercial activities here. Small industries are also present in the industrial park. Public schooling is administered by the Atoka Public Schools System. Higher education is offered by Kiamichi Technology Center. Atoka Memorial Hospital located on West Liberty Road is the local hospital. The cost of living here is 21.00% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 41 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 69. Snowfall is 3 inches annually.