Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Roger Mills and Custer counties in the state of Oklahoma, United States. The community is eight miles north of Elk City, Oklahoma. It was named in commemoration of Benjamin Carpenter, an early settler of western Oklahoma who moved there from Texas in 1898. It was established as a Post Office on March 19, 1901, "named for Benjamin Carpenter, local rancher".
- ^ Carpenter (in Roger Mills County, OK), Populated Place Profile, Oklahoma Hometown Locator, http://oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/ok/roger-mills/carpenter.cfm, accessed 3 Dec 2011.
- ^ Jerry R. Dickson: Prairie Wedding, A Pioneer History of Western Oklahoma, Western Oklahoma Historical Society, Elk City, Okla., 1987.
- ^ George H. Shirk: Oklahoma Place Names, Second Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla., 1965, 1974, pp. 43-44.