Healdton dates back to 1883 as the town of Mason, in Pickens County, Indian Territory. The town would later change its name in honor of Charles Hobart Heald, a prominent resident and postmaster in 1897. His son, Ben Heald, would later help move the town closer to the Ringling and Oil Fields Railway and its current location.1

Today, Healdton is an important part of western Carter County as the home to Mercy Hospital Healdton and several businesses and services for residents and oil services.

Government At a Glance

Healdton Water Tower – February 2024

Founded: 1883

Government Type: Council-Manager

  • Josh Waddle – Ward 1
  • James Stubblefield – Ward 2 (Mayor)
  • Dalton Gillihan – Ward 3 (Vice-Mayor)
  • Kenneth Crawford – Ward 4
  • Matt Choate – At-Large

Regular meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding holidays) at 7 p.m.

  • 2024 Regular Meeting Schedule*
  • January 2
  • January 16
  • February 5
  • February 20
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • April 1
  • April 15
  • May 6
  • May 20
  • June 3
  • June 17
  • July 1
  • July 15
  • August 5
  • August 19
  • September 3
  • September 16
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16

Regular meeting location: 167 Franklin Street

External Links

Town of Healdton Code of Ordinances – https://library.municode.com/ok/healdton/codes/code_of_ordinances

  1. Greater Southwest Historical Museum and Carter County Genealogy Society, “Healdton,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, https://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry?entry=HE002.
    Published January 15, 2010
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*As approved by the City Council November 2023
This page last updated 7 February 2024