Grimes, Oklahoma

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Grimes, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Grimes, Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma
Grimes, Oklahoma
Grimes, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°27′58″N 99°45′39″W / 35.46611°N 99.76083°W / 35.46611; -99.76083Coordinates: 35°27′58″N 99°45′39″W / 35.46611°N 99.76083°W / 35.46611; -99.76083
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Roger Mills
Elevation 2,260 ft (690 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 580
GNIS feature ID 1100467[1]

Grimes is an unincorporated community in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States.[1] Grimes is located in the southern part of the county, 11.4 miles (18.3 km) south-southwest of Cheyenne. The Grimes post office opened on March 1, 1901, and closed on November 26, 1971. Benjamin C. Olson was the last postmaster in Grimes. He then became the postmaster in nearby Sweetwater, Oklahoma. The community was named for acting Oklahoma territorial governor William C. Grimes.[2]1947 Grimes was hit by a violent tornado on the night of April 9, 1947. The tornado was the same night as the 1947 Woodward Oklahoma tornado. The Grimes tornado resulted in the destruction of the blacksmith shop, one home and barn. The home, owned by Ole C Olson and wife Leah Turbyfill Olson was partially destroyed. Ole C Olson was mortally wounded and later died in an Oklahoma City Hospital.