Catesby, Oklahoma

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Catesby, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Catesby is located in Oklahoma
Catesby
Catesby
Catesby is located in the US
Catesby
Catesby
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°29′35″N 99°57′46″W / 36.49306°N 99.96278°W / 36.49306; -99.96278Coordinates: 36°29′35″N 99°57′46″W / 36.49306°N 99.96278°W / 36.49306; -99.96278
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Ellis
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
This Methodist Church is one of the few buildings in Catesby. None of the town's original buildings still stand.

Catesby is an unincorporated community located in Ellis County, Oklahoma. Named for Catesby ap Roger Jones, the town was founded on July 1, 1902. The post office was opened by Ella M. Rose on February 18, 1902. The town remains a legal town site, although the post office was closed on January 1, 1970.

As of the centennial in 2002, there were two residents, making it the smallest townsite in Oklahoma.

Sources[edit]

Shirk, George H.; Oklahoma Place Names; University of Oklahoma Press; Norman, Oklahoma; 1987: ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .