Meers

Name:

Meers

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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Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

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.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

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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