Carpenter, Oklahoma

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Carpenter, Oklahoma
Carpenter is located in Oklahoma
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Carpenter is located in the United States
Carpenter (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°31′49″N 99°22′18″W / 35.53028°N 99.37167°W / 35.53028; -99.37167Coordinates: 35°31′49″N 99°22′18″W / 35.53028°N 99.37167°W / 35.53028; -99.37167
CountryUnited States
CountiesRoger Mills / Custer
Elevation1,946 ft (593 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Roger Mills and Custer counties in the state of Oklahoma, United States.[1] The community is eight miles north of Elk City, Oklahoma.[2]

It was named in commemoration of Benjamin Carpenter, an early settler of western Oklahoma who moved there from Texas in 1898.[3] It was established as a Post Office on March 19, 1901, "named for Benjamin Carpenter, local rancher".[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carpenter, Oklahoma
  2. ^ Carpenter (in Roger Mills County, OK), Populated Place Profile, Oklahoma Hometown Locator, accessed 3 Dec 2011.
  3. ^ Jerry R. Dickson: Prairie Wedding, A Pioneer History of Western Oklahoma, Western Oklahoma Historical Society, Elk City, Okla., 1987.
  4. ^ George H. Shirk: Oklahoma Place Names, Second Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla., 1965, 1974, pp. 43-44.