Poteau is a growing, vibrant city offering a unique blend of history, culture, and commerce for residents and visitors to enjoy. Poteau is located about 25 miles southwest of Fort Smith, Arkansas, 130 miles southeast of Tulsa and 198 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Poteau is almost completely surrounded by mountains. Looking eastward across the Poteau River, one can see in the distance the famous towering Sugar Loaf Mountain Peak. On the southern horizon can be seen the Winding Stair Mountain Range, the foothills of the Kiamichi's where Talimena Scenic Byway is located. Immediately on the west is Cavanal Hill the world tallest hill!
Poteau city government is committed to delivering the highest quality of public service to the community. We are constantly striving to ensure that Poteau remains a welcoming, livable, and attractive environment for all our residents, businesses, and visitors.
This web site is your gateway to the people, opportunities, and services available in the City of Poteau. It provides a quick and convenient source of information about our local government, our community, and its key attractions. Also, I encourage you to check back often, as we are frequently adding new information about city services and activities in the community.
Thanks for visiting the Poteau city web site. I hope you'll be a regular visitor to the site and, if you haven't yet done so, I invite to visit our city so that you can experience all that Poteau has to offer!