Ghost Towns of Oklahoma (L-P)

Ghost Towns Of Oklahoma, United States Ghost Towns

Lacey, OK

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Lake Creek, OK

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La Kemp, OK

County: Beaver
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Lehigh, OK

County: Coal
Zip Code: 74556
Latitude / Longitude: 34°28′12″N 96°13′7″W / 34.47000°N 96.21861°W / 34.47000
Elevation: 620 ft (189 m)
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Comments: Lehigh is a city in Coal County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 356 at the 2010 census.
Remains: Lehigh began as the first mining camp in Coal County, Oklahoma. It was originally named Boone, but the name was changed to Lehigh. The new name was taken from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, a coal mining region. A post office opened in Lehigh on April 4, 1882, and several railroads built lines to Lehigh, including the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. During the late-19th and early-20th centuries, Lehigh was a growing settlement which greatly profited from the coal mines surrounding it. During the 1910s and 1920s, the demand for coal lessened as railroads switched to oil-powered trains.
Current Status: The mines eventually closed, and in the early 1920s, boll weevils destroyed the cotton crops in the area. Many businesses closed, and people left the town. The Merchants National Bank Building in Lehigh is the only structure that remains from the once prosperous downtown area.
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Lenna, OK

County: McIntosh
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Latitude / Longitude: 35°22′35″N 95°46′10″W / 35.37639°N 95.76944°W / 35.37639 -95.76944
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Comments: Lenna is a small rural community in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was established January 4, 1902. It was named for Lenna Moore, a local Creek Indian.
Remains: Lenna started with a newly established post office around Stidham. Local officials held a contest to name the post office. People were invited to submit names for a drawing to select a list of names to be considered. Tom Moore dropped into the box all the names of his children. His daughter Lenna’s name was drawn, thus Lenna (Full name Lennie Doddy Moore), Oklahoma. The book “Oklahoma Place Names” lists Lenna as being named after a local Creek Indian.
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Lenora, OK

County: Dewey
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Comments: Lenora is an unincorporated community in Dewey County, Oklahoma. It is located 5.5 miles west of Taloga. The community was founded in 1892 and had a population of 400 in 1900. A post office operated in Lenora from March 24, 1896 to June 30, 1955.
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Liberty, OK

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Little Chief, OK

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Lone Star, OK

County: Douglas
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Latitude / Longitude: 38°52′00″N 95°21′19″W / 38.86667°N 95.35528°W / 38.86667
Elevation: 879 ft (268 m)
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Comments: Lone Star is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Lawrence. Lone Star was firmly established in 1897, after the first settlers had arrived in 1854. The had a post office established under “Bond” from 1875 until 1899 when the name was changed to Lone Star. The post office closed in 1953. Lone Star was named from the fact someone saw a star in the sky while a group was trying to think of a suitable name for the community, according to local history.
Remains: Near Lone Star is Lone Star Lake which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
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Loveland, OK

County: Tillman
Zip Code: 73546, 73553
Latitude / Longitude: 34°18′18″N 98°46′17″W / 34.3048947°N 98.7712715°W / 34.3048947
Elevation: 1,076 ft (328 m)
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Comments: Loveland is a town in Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 13 at the 2010 census. Loveland once had a post office that has since closed. The post office was popular around Valentine’s Day, when people often drove many miles to have their valentines postmarked “Loveland”.
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Lovell, OK

County: Logan
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Lugert, OK

County: Kiowa
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Comments: Lugert is an unincorporated community in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. The town of Lugert was founded in 1901 on 80 acres (320,000 m2). In the town, there was a general store that housed the Post office and sold dry goods, school supplies, groceries, harnesses, axes and much more. It was named for Frank Lugert, who had moved to the area in 1898. Lugert owned land where the town was sited and also owned the general store. At the peak of its prosperity the town had a bank, two hotels, two pool halls, two restaurants, a saloon and a lumberyard.
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Current Status: On April 27, 1912, about 12:30 p.m. a tornado hit Lugert, which was then a town of 300 inhabitants. Three people died in the tornado and 41 of the 42 business buildings in the town were destroyed. In 1927, The city of Altus built a 458 ft (140 m) dam, 27 feet (8.2 m) high, across the North Fork of the Red River for a source of city water. Lake Altus-Lugert flooded the town of Lugert.
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Lyceum, OK

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Comments: Lyceum is a former academic community in northern Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, two miles west of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma.
Remains: A United States Post Office was established at Lyceum, Indian Territory on March 23, 1896 and operated until July 30, 1900. Its name was chosen to reflect the fact that the community hosted the Choctaw Female Academy, also known as the Tuskahoma Female Academy.
Current Status: The academy, which opened in 1892, burned in 1925, and the community shifted to Tuskahoma, Oklahoma. Two miles north of Tuskahoma at what the U.S. Post Office called Council House, Oklahoma is the Choctaw Capitol Building, which was built in 1884. During the latter days of the Indian Territory, Tuskahoma was both a seat of government and an academic center.
Remarks: Prior to Oklahoma’s statehood Lyceum was located in Wade County, Choctaw Nation. More information on Lyceum, the Choctaw Capitol Building, and Tuskahoma may be found in the Pushmataha County Historical Society.

Lyman, OK

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Manning, OK

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Magee, OK

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Marina, OK

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Marshall Town, OK

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Mayes, OK

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Maxwell, OK

County: Adair
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Established: 1883
Disestablished: 1896
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Meers, OK

County: Comanche
Zip Code: 73558
Latitude / Longitude: 34°46′58″N 98°34′44″W / 34.78278°N 98.57889°W / 34.78278
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Comments: Meers is a small unincorporated community located on State Highway 115 in Comanche County, Oklahoma, in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains.
Remains: Founded as a gold mining town in 1901, it was named for mine operator Andrew J. Meers. The only remaining structure of the original town is the Meers Store & Restaurant, which Food Network named as the best hamburger joint in Oklahoma & one of the best in the United States of America, largely due to its signature MeersBurger. The Meers Store also served as the area post office from March 12, 1902, until February, 1989.
Current Status: Currently, area residents have Lawton mailing addresses. Meers lies on the Meers Fault. In 1985, in order to monitor seismic activity, the Oklahoma Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the Meers Store. The Meers Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as Meers Mining Camp, since it was the only surviving relic of the community’s gold rush days.
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Miller Court House, OK

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Comments: Miller Court House was the first post office located in what is now Oklahoma, United States. It was located in what was then Miller County, Arkansas Territory. The post office opened September 5, 1824, and was closed December 28, 1839. Miller Court House (or Miller Courthouse) was the county seat of old Miller County. On January 20, 1825, the land was ceded by treaty to the Choctaw Nation, and non-Native Americans were forced to leave. Before leaving in November 1828, they burned the courthouse and records in protest. The exact site is unknown, but it was in what is now McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
Remains: On April 1, 1820, Governor James Miller signed an act of the Arkansas Territorial Legislature that established the “County of Miller” in the southwestern part of what was then known as Arkansas Territory.[a] This Miller County contained the western halves of present-day Little River, Sevier and Polk Counties in modern Arkansas, all of McCurtain, ,Choctaw, Pushmataha, and the southern one-third of both Latimer and Le Flore Counties in present-day Oklahoma. It also included a large area in northeast Texas.
Current Status: The remaining piece of Old Miller County north and east of the Red River was attached to Lafayette County, Arkansas and Texarkana became its county seat.
Remarks: During the period of the Texas Republic (1836 – 1846), most residents of the disputed territory considered themselves to be citizens of Texas. Texas organized Red River County in 1837 and Fannin County, Texas in 1838. Ultimately, the former Arkansas Territory land south and west of the Red River became the present day Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Morris and Titus County, Texas Counties.

Milton, OK

County: Le Flore
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Established: 1870
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Mineral, OK

County: Cimarron
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Moral, OK

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Mouser, OK

County: Texas
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Latitude / Longitude: 36°52′14″N 101°24′55″W / 36.87056°N 101.41528°W / 36.87056
Elevation: 3,127 ft (953 m)
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Comments: Mouser is an unincorporated community in Texas County, Oklahoma, United States. Mouser is 13.5 miles (21.7 km) north-northeast of Guymon and 11 miles (18 km) west of Hooker. The community of Straight is two miles to the west. Two grain elevators in Mouser, the Mouser Grain Elevator and the Mouser Woodframe Grain Elevator/Collingwood Elevator, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Navajoe, OK

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Comments: Navajoe is a ghost town in Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States, located eight miles east and four miles north of Altus at the base of the Navajo Mountains.
Remains: According to local lore, the town took its name from the nearby Navajo Mountains, where, in the mid-1800s, Comanches annihilated a band of Navajos who were on a raid to steal Comanche horses. In those times, the Comanches and their close allies, the Kiowas, were constantly in conflict with the Navajos, and such long distance raids across the Texas Panhandle by the warring tribes were not uncommon. Quanah Parker, the renowned Comanche chief, gave a detailed account of an essentially identical failed Navajo raid, in 1848 or 1849, against his village on Elk Creek, just north of the mountains. Given that such raid on Quanah’s village occurred at the same time and in the same place with the same results, it was quite likely the raid that gave the mountains their name.
Current Status: But, in 1902, the railroad bypassed Navajoe, and most of the businesses moved, buildings and all, to the new town of Headrick on the railroad. In 1920, Navajoe School was consolidated with Friendship and parts of other nearby school districts. Today, all that remains is a picturesque, well kept cemetery, nestled at the foot of the mountains, which is still used for burials today. A granite monument, erected in its center in 1976, displays a map of the old town and pays tribute to its history.
Remarks: The name of Navajoe, however, lives on. In 1963, the Friendship and Warren school systems joined to build a new school halfway between the two towns. The new school, which graduated its first class in 1964 and still thrives in northeastern Jackson County, was called Navajo—this time without the addition of an “e” to satisfy the postal authorities.

New Spring Place, OK

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Newby, OK

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New Tulsa, OK

County: Wagoner
Zip Code: 74429
Latitude / Longitude: 36°06′00″N 95°44′21″W / 36.10000°N 95.73917°W / 36.10000
Elevation: 686 ft (209 m)
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Comments: New Tulsa was a town in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 568 at the 2000 census.
Remains: New Tulsa was a community in Wagoner County that originally incorporated as the town of Oak Grove, but renamed itself in 1968. Its population was 17 in 1980. The general store that served the community closed in 1975. The population grew to 252 in 1980 and to 272 in 1990.
Current Status: The town was dissolved in 2001 by a vote of the residents and is now part of the city of Broken Arrow.
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Nicksville, OK

County: Sequoyah
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Established: 1828
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Nicut, OK

County: Sequoyah
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Latitude / Longitude: 35°35’02″N 94°33’34″W
Elevation: 581 ft (177 m)
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Comments: Nicut is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States.
Remains: Nicut was originally named Vrona; its post office changed its name on December 16, 1925. It was named for a “nigh cut”, or shortcut, on the road to Muldrow. The community’s post office closed on November 30, 1954.
Current Status: Its population was 360 as of the 2010 census.
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Nolia, OK

County: Pushmataha
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Comments: Nolia is a former community in eastern Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, five miles east of Nashoba, Oklahoma.
Remains: A United States Post Office operated here from October 26, 1912 to December 15, 1920. It was named for Nolia Johnson, wife of Ben F. Johnson (1885-1964), its first postmaster. Nolia was located in the scenic Little River valley, and was adjacent to Little River. Oklahoma State Highway 144 passes near the site of the community. Musket Mountain (1,200 ft.) lies to the south, and unnamed elevations of the Kiamichi Mountains lie to its north. The rugged Black Fork Creek valley is also to its north.
Current Status: Much of the land surrounding Nolia, particularly to its north and south, are part of the massive land holdings of a timber company. Some of the most notable roadways in the region are trails, sometimes known as “highways” known only by alphanumeric numbers, snaking atop mountain ridges. The Pickens Creek Trail, Cloudy-Nashoba Trail, Black Fork Trail and Cripple Mountain Trail are among the nearby major ones. More information on Nolia and the Little River valley may be found in the Pushmataha County Historical Society.
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Non, OK

County: Hughes
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North Fork, OK

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Established: 1836
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Oakdale, OK

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Oak Wall, OK

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Oil City, OK

County: Carter
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Latitude / Longitude: 34°16′28″N 97°25′5″W / 34.27444°N 97.41806°W / 34.27444
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Comments: Oil City is a small unincorporated community in Carter County, Oklahoma. The community was established in 1896. It was originally named Wheeler, but the name of its post office was officially changed on October 15, 1919. The post office closed in 1930.
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Old Kaw City, OK

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Olney, OK

County: Coal
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Latitude / Longitude: 34°28′21″N 96°21′40″W / 34.47250°N 96.36111°W / 34.47250
Elevation: 617 ft (188 m)
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Comments: Olney is an unincorporated community in Coal County, Oklahoma. It is 7 miles west of Lehigh, Oklahoma.
Remains: The community was founded by Eliphalet Nott and James Brooks Wright, who were the sons of Choctaw leader Allen Wright. The community was originally named Parmicho, after the Choctaw words “pala misha,” which mean “lighted place in the distance.” The name came from a lantern hanging at the railway station. The town’s name was changed to Olney on July 12, 1902.
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Omega, OK

County: Kingfisher
Zip Code: 73764
Latitude / Longitude: 35°52′13″N 98°11′52″W / 35.87028°N 98.19778°W / 35.87028 -98.19778
Elevation: 1,197 ft
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Comments: Omega is an unincorporated community in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was established August 9, 1892. Omega is 5½ miles west of Alpha. The zip code is 73764 and its elevation is 1,197 feet.
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Orr, OK

County: Love
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Paw Paw, OK

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Parkland, OK

County: Lincoln
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Latitude / Longitude: 35°53′39″N 96°52′15″W / 35.89417°N 96.87083°W / 35.89417
Elevation: 1,030 ft (314 m)
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Comments: Parkland is a ghost town in northern Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. It is 4 miles (6 km) south of Agra, Oklahoma. Its name was adopted “to describe the character of the townsite”. It still exists as a small community.
Remains: The land where Parkland is located was opened to white settlement by the Land Run of 1891 on 28 September of that year. The Parkland Post Office was established some three years later, on 19 December 1894, with McShelly Fishback as the first postmaster. The Parkland Post Office was closed on 15 June 1918.
Current Status: A tornado on 30 May 1897 demolished several houses of the town, killing two and wounding several. Free lots in the town of Kendrick, Oklahoma were offered to business owners in Parkland if they would move when Kendrick was platted in 1902. Chandler, Oklahoma and Stroud, Oklahoma were nearby railroad points. The Parkland Telephone company was organized and built telephone lines from Chandler to Stroud, linking them with Parkland and Cushing, Oklahoma. Later these lines were purchased by the Arkansas Valley Telephone Company.
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Parkersburg, OK

County: Custer
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Parr, OK

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Pavilion, OK

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Perryville, OK

County: Pittsburg
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Established: 1849
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Phroso, OK

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Picher, OK

County: Ottawa
Zip Code: 74360
Latitude / Longitude: 36°58′58″N 94°49′58″W / 36.98278°N 94.83278°W / 36.98278
Elevation: 820 ft (250 m)
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Comments: Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. This was a major national center of lead and zinc mining at the heart of the Tri-State Mining District.
Remains: More than a century of unrestricted subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher’s town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated mine tailings (known as chat) heaped throughout the area. The discovery of the cave-in risks, groundwater contamination, and health effects associated with the chat piles and subsurface shafts resulted in the site being included in 1980 in the Tar Creek Superfund Site by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The state collaborated on mitigation and remediation measures, but a 1996 study found that 34% of the children in Picher suffered from lead poisoning due to these environmental effects, which could result in lifelong neurological problems. Eventually the EPA and the state of Oklahoma agreed to a mandatory evacuation and buyout of the entire township. The similarly contaminated satellite towns of Treece, Kansas and Cardin, Oklahoma were included in the Tar Creek Superfund site.
Current Status: In April 2009, residents voted 55–6 to dissolve the Picher-Cardin school district; it graduated its final class of 11 in May. By 2009 the district’s enrollment had dropped to a total of 49 students from approximately 343 students years prior. Remaining students were assigned to attend Commerce and Quapaw school districts. The Picher Mining Field Museum, which had been housed in the former Tri-State Zinc and Lead Ore Producers Association building, was destroyed by arson in April 2015. The museum archives had previously been sent to Pittsburg State University, and other artifacts had been sent to the Baxter Springs, Kansas Heritage Center and Museum. The final resident, Gary Linderman, owner of the Ole Miner Pharmacy, died on June 9, 2015, at the age of 60 from a sudden illness, which officially made Picher a ghost town and brought its population to 0.
Remarks: Picher is among a small number of locations in the world (such as Gilman, Colorado; Centralia, Pennsylvania; and Wittenoom, Western Australia) to be evacuated and declared uninhabitable due to environmental and health damage caused by the mines the town once serviced.

Pine Valley, OK

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Piney, OK

County: Adair
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Latitude / Longitude: 35°53′4″N 94°32′29″W / 35.88444°N 94.54139°W / 35.88444
Elevation: 1,160 ft (350 m)
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Comments: Piney is a census-designated place (CDP) in Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 115 at the 2010 census. Piney was the “head town” of the first wave of relocated Cherokee people (the “Old Settlers”) who relocated there from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States.
Remains: Piney was established in 1824 as the Cherokee head town, serving as the council seat (informal capital) of the Cherokee Nation–West from 1824 to 1828. The town was part of what was then Arkansaw Territory. In 1828, the western borders of the future state of Arkansas were finally drawn (running just one mile east of the settlement), and the old Arkansaw Territory was split into two. The Cherokee Nation capital city was created in the more centrally located Tahlonteeskee in Sequoyah County, located in the western side of the split (the new Indian Territory). Most of the Cherokee residents migrated further west into their designated districts in the Indian Territory following the territorial split. A Baptist missionary, Duncan O’Bryant, who had served in Piney for a time, remained behind. He died in 1834 and his grave is there.
Current Status: Piney had a post office from November 24, 1913 to August 20, 1921. The town reached its largest size about 1916. It had a general store (where the post office was located); a gristmill; a blacksmith’s shop; and a school, which is now used as a community building. The incorporated town continued until 1940. The original settlement of Piney is now considered a ghost town, although some residents still live in the area (2011).
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Prot, OK

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Latitude / Longitude: 35°12′16″N 99°18′26″W / 35.20444°N 99.30722°W / 35.20444 -99.30722
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Comments: Port is a small rural community in Washita County, Oklahoma. The community had a post office from February 21, 1901, until February 29, 1940. It was named for a druggist, Mrs. F. M. Port. During the 1930s, the Port consolidated school district covered the largest area in Oklahoma, some ninety square miles.
Remains: Prior to settlement, the Western Cattle Trail passed just east of the site. The community lends its name to the Oklahoma state soil, Port Silt Loam.
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Provine, OK

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Pyramid Corners, OK

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