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GHOST and ALMOST GHOST TOWNS
OF OKLAHOMA

 

 

Oral History  is the best tool to start any search, however it does have its flaws.  Grandma may tells you the family lived in Adair, is that Adair County or Adair Township in Mayes County.  The same would hold true for other names like  Carter which is a county and a township in Beckham County. The census records are separated into groups by state, then by county then by townships. Searching for an ancestor on the county level provides a smaller region than that of a state search as a township search would further narrow your search.  You should also concern yourself with the boundary line that may have changed over time, changes that may affect your search area.  The following list is of Ghost and almost Ghost towns in Oklahoma and their relationship to towns of today. This is not a comprehensive list,  this link may aid you in your search if the town you are researching is not included in this list Ghost Towns of Oklahoma


Town County Location
AGAWAM Grady North of Rush Springs.
ANTIOCH Garvin Seven miles south of Maysville, seven miles north of Elmore City.
ARTHUR Stephens Four miles west of Velma, and 16 miles east-southeast of Duncan.
BERWYN Carter Seven miles east of Springer. It was first called Lou in 1883, then Dresden later the same year, in 1887 named Berwyn. changed to Gene Autry in 1942
BIG CANYON Murray Four miles south of Dougherty. name changed in 1911 to Arbuckle, and in 1922 to Big Canyon.
BOGGY DEPOT first site Atoka Fifteen miles west of Atoka and 2.5 miles north of "modern" Boggy Depot.
BRIDGEPORT Caddo Twenty-one miles east of Weatherford.
CLEMSCOTT Carter An oil camp in the Healdton Oil Field., two miles east seven miles south of Ratliff City.
CONDITVILLE Stephens  Junction of State Highway 76/29, in the northeast corner of the county.
COX CITY Grady It is 16 miles southeast of Rush Springs.
ERIN SPRINGS Garvin  Two miles south of Lindsay, south of the Washita River
FORT ARBUCKLE (fort) Murray 1851-1869 military post ruins located seven miles west of Davis on
FORT ARBUCKLE (town) Garvin Eight miles west of Davis.
FOSS Washita Thirteen miles west of Clinton,
GAS CITY Stephens West of Empire City and east of the county line, north of Corum.
GENE AUTRY Carter Seven miles east of Springer. It was first called Lou in 1883, then Dresden later the same year, in 1887 named Berwyn. changed to Gene Autry in 1942.
HOXBAR Carter At or near Lake Murray,
HUNTVILLE Kingfisher Ten miles southwest of Kingfisher. class A
MEERS Comanche Wichita Mountains, 15 miles northwest of Lawton.
OIL CITY Carter A Healdton Oil Field oil camp located, five miles north of Healdton.
OMEGA Kingfisher  Two miles north of State Highway 3, west of Kingfisher.
PARR Grady Founded in 1883, six miles east of Rush Springs.
PAVILION Murray  Two miles north of State Highway 3, west of Kingfisher south of Sulphur
SMACKOVER Kay Class A oil boom shanty town which started in February 1923, Fork Tonkawa.
WHITE BEAD Garvin Seven miles west of Paul's Valley
WOODFORD Carter Eleven miles north of Ardmore.