McALESTER, Okla. — Pittsburg County is home to Oklahoma's newest town.
Carlton Landing was incorporated Monday with a population of 56. The community's founder, Grant Humphreys, says the town is small but will be growing fast — up to 60 new homes are expected to be built within the next year.
Pittsburg County commissioners approved the incorporation of Carlton Landing after voters approved the proposition during a special election earlier this month.
Humphreys told the McAlester News-Capital that the new community on Lake Eufaula covers 1,650 acres.
Officials say the town could eventually receive sales tax revenue now that it's incorporated.