Place:Peggs, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States

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NamePeggs
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates36.067°N 95.083°W
Located inCherokee, Oklahoma, United States
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Peggs is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was established December 6, 1899. It was named for Thomas Pegg, acting principal chief of the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War. It had a population of 813 at the 2010 census. A large minority of its residents are Native American, most of them members of 10 tribal groups such as the Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee Creek Nation. One of Oklahoma's deadliest tornados hit Peggs on May 2, 1920, killing 71 people.

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