Redden, Oklahoma

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Redden
Town
Redden is located in Oklahoma
Redden
Redden
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°30′23″N 95°50′41″W / 34.50639°N 95.84472°W / 34.50639; -95.84472Coordinates: 34°30′23″N 95°50′41″W / 34.50639°N 95.84472°W / 34.50639; -95.84472
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Atoka
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Redden was a small town located in northeastern Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States, on State Highway 43, about 13 miles northeast of Stringtown.

The Postal Service established a post office on June 1, 1903, in what was then Atoka County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. It was named for John A. Redden (1873), a local resident who was appointed the first postmaster. The Statehood Proclamation was signed November 16, 1907. The post office at Redden, Oklahoma, was closed permanently on October 31, 1954.[1][2]

Much like Daisy, Redden was once a firmly established, thriving community. However, Redden is now little more than a small dot on the map. All that remains of the old town is the Redden Cemetery, fenced and well kept, and the ruins of the schoolhouse standing on the side of the road. Redden is considered a ghost town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foreman, Grant. "Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 6, No. 3, September 1928, Early Post Offices of Oklahoma". Digital.Library.OkState.edu. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Towns of Atoka County, Oklahoma". RootsWeb.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

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