Meers, Oklahoma

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Meers, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Meers is located in Oklahoma
Meers
Meers
Meers is located in the US
Meers
Meers
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°46′58″N 98°34′44″W / 34.78278°N 98.57889°W / 34.78278; -98.57889Coordinates: 34°46′58″N 98°34′44″W / 34.78278°N 98.57889°W / 34.78278; -98.57889[1]
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Comanche
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73558
FIPS code 40-47500
GNIS feature ID 1100624[1]

Meers is a small unincorporated community located on State Highway 115 in Comanche County, Oklahoma, in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains. Founded as a gold mining town in 1901, it was named for mine operator Andrew J. Meers. The only remaining structure of the original town is the Meers Store & Restaurant, which Food Network named as the best hamburger joint in Oklahoma & one of the best in the United States of America, largely due to its signature MeersBurger.[2] The Meers Store also served as the area post office from March 12, 1902, until February, 1989. Currently, area residents have Lawton mailing addresses. Meers lies on the Meers Fault. In 1985, in order to monitor seismic activity, the Oklahoma Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the Meers Store.[3][4]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Carrie Sahmaunt, Kiowa centenarian [5]

References[edit]

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

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