What does “IXL” mean?

There are many theories and ideas about the origin of the name of our town. On first glance it appears to be onomatopoeic for I excel (I exceed, I transcend, I surpass). There are those who believe that it stands for the Roman numerals 41; however that actual number would look like XLI. There is another story that the name came from the initials of the two men who made the original deal for the land.

The actual name comes from the fact that our town site on a strip of Cherokee land famous for the Oklahoma Land Run. The name stands for Indian Exchange Land.

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