Meers, Oklahoma

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Meers, Oklahoma
The Meers Store
The Meers Store
Meers is located in Oklahoma
Meers
Meers
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Meers is located in the US
Meers
Meers
Meers (the US)
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]
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyComanche
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
73558
FIPS code40-47500
GNIS feature ID1100624[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] The Meers Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as Meers Mining Camp, since it was the only surviving relic of the community's gold rush days.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Carrie Sahmaunt, Kiowa centenarian [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meers, Oklahoma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-05..
  2. ^ Food Network Top American Restaurants: Bon Appetit Picks the Best.
  3. ^ Oklahoma Geological Survey Seismograph Stations. (accessed February 14, 2007)
  4. ^ Meers, Oklahoma Quaternary Fault. (accessed October 5, 2012)
  5. ^ "NRHP nomination for Meers Mining Camp". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  6. ^ "Carrie Sahmaunt (1904 - 2006)". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  • Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .

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