Retrop, Oklahoma

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Retrop
Unincorporated community
Retrop is located in Oklahoma
Retrop
Retrop
Retrop is located in the US
Retrop
Retrop
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°9′35″N 99°21′35″W / 35.15972°N 99.35972°W / 35.15972; -99.35972Coordinates: 35°9′35″N 99°21′35″W / 35.15972°N 99.35972°W / 35.15972; -99.35972
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Washita and Beckham
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Retrop is a small Oklahoma, USA community located on the Washita/Beckham county line. It is located at the southern junction between State Highway 6 and SH-55.[1] Retrop receives its name from the original community (Old Retrop, 35°08′43″N 99°20′33″W / 35.145331°N 99.342585°W / 35.145331; -99.342585) which is one mile south and one mile east in Washita County near the Retrop Cemetery. The Retrop Post Office (located at Old Retrop) existed from January 12, 1900, until February 28, 1905. The name is a reverse spelling of the surname of the first postmaster, Ira J. Porter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official State Map (Map) (2003-2004 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. § G5. 
  2. ^ Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2, p 204.