Pine Ridge, Oklahoma

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Pine Ridge, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Sunset on June 6, 2009 at Pine Ridge
Sunset on June 6, 2009 at Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge is located in Oklahoma
Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge is located in the US
Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°01′7.5″N 98°28′5.31″W / 35.018750°N 98.4681417°W / 35.018750; -98.4681417Coordinates: 35°01′7.5″N 98°28′5.31″W / 35.018750°N 98.4681417°W / 35.018750; -98.4681417
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Caddo
Elevation 1,460 ft (450 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
The Pleasant View Cemetery at Pine Ridge has graves from many of the early pioneers of the community.[1]

Pine Ridge is an unincorporated community[2] in Hale Township,[3] 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.[4][5][6] 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,[7] and the Pine Ridge electrical substation remain.

Sunset at Pine Ridge, looking towards the southwest, with Old Ozark Trail in view (heading west), June 6, 2009

According to locals,[8] 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.[9]

Pine Ridge is located at the junction of the blacktop road going directly south from Fort Cobb and the old Ozark Trail (an early predecessor of Route 66).

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).[10]

Pine Ridge is in State House District 56[11] and in State Senate District 26.[12]

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