Welcome to Calera, Oklahoma

Nestled in the gorgeous southeastern Oklahoma plains is the small town of Calera. Located only 5 miles south of Durant and with a population just over 2,100, this town has the perfect combination of small town charm and urban living.

With the popular Choctaw Casino and Resort less than 2 miles away with concerts, events, a popular bowling alley, and other recreational activities, there is no shortage of entertainment or nightlife. If you seek a higher education, a short 15 minute commute will bring you to the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus where you will find plenty of opportunities to pursue a degree in your chosen profession.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a place to raise your family, retire in peace, or spend your vacation, Calera is a fun, family-oriented community that is sure to make your stay an enjoyable one. 

The Town of Calera is currently hiring: bit.ly/3CAuwcl (application download).

Town of Calera

When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway built a line through the Choctaw Nation in 1872, the community of Cale was established on the east side of the tracks. It was named after the railroad official George W. Cale. In 1889, the first post office was established. In 1889, the town was christened as Sterrett but Katy railroad officials refused to accept the name change, and referred to the site as Cale Switch or Cale. The conflict continued until 1910, when the town accepted the name Calera as a compromise.

Additional Information: 

Oklahoma Historical Society

Town Council


Brian Norton


Chuck Townsend

Vice Mayor


Brenton Rucker

Council Member

Cheryl Johnson

Council Member

Otis Beaty

Council Member


Lindy Otts

Town Clerk - Treasurer 

Kari Jones

Town Manager


Agendas and Minutes




Calera Fire-Rescue

This is the home of Calera Fire-Rescue! We are glad to have the opportunity to share what we do with the community.

The Calera FD is dedicated to: Providing quality, professional Fire-Rescue services to those who visit, live in, or work in the Calera Fire District, with respect for all, through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training. - Brian Norton, Fire Chief

Public Protection Classification (PPC)

The ISO collects information on the fire protection efforts of a municipality, analyzes the data and assigns a PPC from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. The rating is the result of an evaluation of a fire district’s firefighting capability and the associated water system. The fire department measurement is 50% of the rating, while the water department is 40% and the dispatch area is 10%. The Town of Calera received a PPC 3 rating on June 1st, 2016.


Police Department

”The Calera Police Department’s mission is to provide professional and ethical police services in partnership with our citizens; to identify and solve the problems of crime, to reduce the fear of crime and prevent social disorder, thereby making Calera a safer community to live, work and play in.” - Don Hyde, Jr., Police Chief



Contact Us

For Utility Emergencies after hours call: 580.980.2416

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Town of Calera

110 W Main Street
Calera, Oklahoma 74730

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Report A Street Light Out: (800) 522-6870
Tel: (580) 434-5420
Fax: (580) 434-5498


Public Works


Street Department



Emergency Management