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|Counties||Roger Mills / Custer|
|Elevation||1,946 ft (593 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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".
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carpenter, Oklahoma
- Carpenter (in Roger Mills County, OK), Populated Place Profile, Oklahoma Hometown Locator, 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.