Carlton Landing, pop. 56, is newest town in Okla.

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Pittsburg County is home to Oklahoma's newest town.

Carlton Landing was incorporated Monday with a population of 56. The community's founder, Grant Humphreys, says the town is small but will be growing fast - up to 60 new homes are expected to be built within the next year.

Pittsburg County commissioners approved the incorporation of Carlton Landing after voters approved the proposition during a special election earlier this month.

Humphreys tells the McAlester News-Capital that the new community on Lake Eufaula covers 1,650 acres.

Officials say the town could eventually receive sales tax revenue now that it's incorporated.

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