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Wallville, located five miles southwest of Maysville in Garvin County, is surrounded by the Table Top Mountains and pastureland.  The area was once where the proud Chickasaw Nation roamed and hunted.  The Oklahoma land run of 1889 opened the territory for settlement, bringing settlers and communities.

Starting in the 1880's, Wallville was named for Mr. Noah Wall, an early resident.   Mr. Wall and his family moved from Mississippi to Doaksville (in the Choctaw Nation) before coming to this area.  His wife Lucille was a full blood Choctaw.   Noah Wall was buried at Scullyville, Oklahoma.

Surveyed as a townsite in 1903, Wallville was like many other communities, well populated and growing.  There was horse races along Main Street and gambling was a favorite pastime.  The railroads came to Garvin County in 1902 then paved roads to larger towns, all leading to the decline of most of the communities.

IN 1891, a post office was organized with John L. Wilson as the first postmaster.   It was operated until 1919.  At one time there was, other than the postoffice, a cotton gin, two stores, a two story hotel, a wagon yard and a school (until 1920).   A stagecoach route came through Wallville from Whitebead to Duncan where it joined the Chisholm Trail.  Dugout type homes were common in the area.  Eventually Wallville changed from a small town to a community  populated with ranching, trucking and farming families.  In 1920 its school, along with other small schools, was consolidated to create Hughes School, northwest of Wallville.

A crop, broomcorn, was brought to this area in 1906 and gradually became one of Garvin County's number one crop.   Broomcorm was used to make brooms and ship lining.  

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