Adamson, Oklahoma

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Adamson is a ghost town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States.

History[edit]

The post office was established on March 1, 1906.[1] The town was named for Peter Adamson, a mine owner. [2]

Adamson first developed as a coal mining camp. The town reached its peak during World War I. The Rock Island and Katy railroads both built spurs into the town. One of the worst mining disasters in Oklahoma occurred at Mine No. 1 on September 4, 1914.[1]

Geography[edit]

Adamson is located at 34°55′26″N 95°32′49″W / 34.92389°N 95.54694°W / 34.92389; -95.54694Coordinates: 34°55′26″N 95°32′49″W / 34.92389°N 95.54694°W / 34.92389; -95.54694.

Elevation is 620 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, John (1977). Ghost Towns of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-8061-1420-0. 
  2. ^ Shirk, George (1987). Oklahoma Place Names. Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-8061-2028-7. 

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