Dale is a small community located on State Highway 270 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. It lies in the North Canadian River bottom, a few miles northwest of Shawnee. The 2010 census recorded a population of 186.
Dale was platted along the Rock Island railroad line before statehood. The Dale Post Office opened October 26, 1893. The community was named for Frank Dale, a territorial judge.
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