Independence, Oklahoma

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Independence, Oklahoma
Ghost town
Independence is located in Oklahoma
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°43′31″N 98°56′20″W / 35.72528°N 98.93889°W / 35.72528; -98.93889Coordinates: 35°43′31″N 98°56′20″W / 35.72528°N 98.93889°W / 35.72528; -98.93889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Custer
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Independence is a ghost town in Custer County, Oklahoma, United States. It was one of two communities established on the Cheyenne and Arapaho reservations before those reservations were opened to settlement in 1892. Independence had a post office from October 5, 1892, to July 15, 1922. At its peak, the community was served by two newspapers, the Independence Herald and Independence Courier. Ultimately, Independence failed after being bypassed by nearby railroads, and the townsite is now agricultural fields.[1]


  1. ^ Morris, John (1977). Ghost Towns of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 229. ISBN 9780806114200. 

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