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Coordinates: 35°01′51″N 95°41′24″W / 35.03083°N 95.69000°W / 35.03083; -95.69000Coordinates: 35°01′51″N 95°41′24″W / 35.03083°N 95.69000°W / 35.03083; -95.69000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pittsburg
600 ft (183 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 539/918
GNIS feature ID 1090660

Bugtussle is an unincorporated community on the southern shores of Lake Eufaula, in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of Robbers Cave State Park, with a population of "a few hundred".


The community began in 1903 with the construction by a Mr. Ran Woods and others, of a two-room log schoolhouse on the site. The schoolhouse is no longer standing, and was once attended by former Speaker of the US House, Carl Albert. The settlement was allegedly named by Mr. Woods who felt that the bugs at the site were so numerous, that they were a never ending "tussle" for him to deal with. Bugtussle is about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of McAlester. The town was renamed Flowery Mound about 1907, but the original name persisted.

Popular Culture

Bugtussle was also the name of the town where the fictitious Beverly Hillbillies, of TV series fame, had once lived before moving to California (according to some episodes, although other episodes alluded to other possible places of origin).

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