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Albion is a town in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 143 at the 2000 census. A United States Post Office opened at Albion, Indian Territory on December 6, 1887 and is still in operation. Prior to Oklahoma's statehood Albion was located in Wade County, Choctaw Nation. In its early days Albion—named by John T. Bailey, an Englishman, using the name for England—was a sawmill town in the Indian Territory. Later it became a trading center in an agricultural region in which cotton and other crops were grown. During the 1880s the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, more popularly known as the “Frisco”, built a line from north to south through the Choctaw Nation, connecting Fort Smith, Arkansas with Paris, Texas. The railroad paralleled the Kiamichi River throughout much of its route in present-day Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. Train stations were established every few miles to aid in opening up the land and, more particularly, to serve as the locations of section houses. Supervisors for their respective miles of track lived in the section houses to administer the track and its right-of-way. These stations also served as points at which the trains could draw water. The site of Albion was selected because of its proximity to the Kiamichi River, with its abundant water supply. Adjacent station stops were established at Talihina, Oklahoma to the north, and Kiamichi,...