Holdenville Fish Hatchery – Holdenville OK


“WPA projects both directly and indirectly affected fish and wildlife. More than 300 fish hatcheries were built or enlarged nationwide. Creating fish hatcheries was important economically, as well as for sport fisherman….Some of the fish hatcheries established or improved by WPA were located in or near Cherokee, Durant, Lawton, Tishomingo, Krebs, Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City, and Mohawk Park in Tulsa.

A fish hatchery is on the city lake at Holdenville in Hughes County, where the WPA built a caretaker cottage and office building. With few details of location given, fish hatcheries have been hard to locate 70 years later. At one point in time, the Armstrong/Durant Fish Hatchery was one of the largest in the world.”

–Leaning on a Legacy


Source notes

Marjorie Barton, _Leaning on a Legacy: The WPA in Oklahoma_, Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2008. Pg. 23.

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Location Info

Holdenville Hatchery
Holdenville, OK

Location notes: The hatchery is located at the city lake.

Coordinates: 35.0259, -96.3716

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