Joy, Oklahoma

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Unincorporated community
Joy is located in Oklahoma
Joy is located in the US
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°35′37″N 97°8′32″W / 34.59361°N 97.14222°W / 34.59361; -97.14222Coordinates: 34°35′37″N 97°8′32″W / 34.59361°N 97.14222°W / 34.59361; -97.14222
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Murray
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Joy is a small rural community in Murray County, Oklahoma. It was named for the nearby Joy School. Joy School, in turn, was the name selected from a 1922 student contest to choose a new name when the Carr Flats, Talley, and Wheeler schools consolidated.

On May 19, 2010, an EF1 tornado struck Joy, damaging houses, outbuildings, trees and power poles.

On May 9, 2016, an EF2 tornado struck Joy, damaging about 80% of the land area in Joy, damaging houses, trees, and even roads around the area.


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

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