Pine Ridge, Oklahoma
|Pine Ridge, Oklahoma|
Sunset on June 6, 2009 at Pine Ridge
|Elevation||1,460 ft (450 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
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Pine Ridge is an unincorporated community in Hale Township, Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States. It is located 6 miles (10 km) south of Fort Cobb at the junction of County Road 1380 and County Street 2550. During the community's heyday in the 1940s there was a hub of activity at the main junction of the Ozark Trail and the Fort Cobb road, with a grocery store and two churches, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and Pine Ridge Church of Christ (which later merged into the Fort Cobb Church of Christ). Today only the ruins of the Baptist Church building, the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, and the Pine Ridge electrical substation remain.
According to locals, the community got its name from the community of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, that was the setting of the radio show Lum and Abner which aired from 1934 to 1952. Legend says that the owner of the grocery store named it "Pine Ridge" after the radio show and over time the name was adopted as the name of the whole community.
The Pine Ridge Community mostly consists of wheat and hay farming and cattle ranching. There is also a winery east of Pine Ridge on the Ozark Trail (Woods and Waters Winery and Vineyard).
Public school students in Pine Ridge attended school at Broxton until the school district was consolidated with Fort Cobb in the 1990s. Telephone numbers for the Pine Ridge area are split between the Fort Cobb and Apache prefixes. Electric service is provided by CK Energy Electric Cooperative (merged from the former Caddo and Kiwash electric cooperatives in 2016).
- Pleasant View Cemetery, Caddo County OK
- Oklahoma DOT Map: Caddo County (PDF download)
- Interview with Lawrence McCullough by James M. Branum, cir. 1997
- of Old Time Oklahoma by David Dary, 2011 OU Press, page 23
- House District 56 map that shows Pine Ridge (PDF download)
- Senate District 26 map (PDF download)