FSRA Partner: Poteau
Poteau is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Fort Smith and serves as the seat of LeFlore County. The town is a great blend of historical charm and progressive industries. The city is home to the “World’s Highest Hill” and plays host to the celebrated Poteau Balloon Fest each October. Poteau has repeatedly been recognized among the “100 Best Small Towns in America,” and one of the “Top 200 Towns” for outdoorsmen, hunters, and anglers by Outdoor Life Magazine.
Cost of Living Index: 77.6
Located on Highway 59/271 Corridor
Interstate 40 (30 milies)
Kansas City Southern (10 miles)
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad (10 miles)
Robert S. Kerr Regional Airport
AES Shady Point
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
Farrell Cooper Mining
Poteau is home to Cavanal Hill, the “World’s Highest Hill.” At 1,999 feet, it falls just a foot short of mountain status. The city also hosts the widely-popular Poteau Balloon Fest each October, which showcases colorful hot-air balloons from around the country.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce Phone: (918) 647-9178