Cox City, Oklahoma

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Cox City, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
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Cox City
Coordinates: 34°43′31″N97°43′54″W / 34.72528°N 97.73167°W / 34.72528; -97.73167 Coordinates: 34°43′31″N97°43′54″W / 34.72528°N 97.73167°W / 34.72528; -97.73167
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Elevation 1,207 ft (368 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1091793

Cox City is an unincorporated community in Grady County, Oklahoma. [1] A post office operated in Cox City from 1927 to 1964. [2] The town was named after an oil man, Edwin B. Cox, from Ardmore, Oklahoma. [2]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Grady County, Oklahoma County in the United States

Grady County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,431. Its county seat is Chickasha. It was named for Henry W. Grady, an editor of the Atlanta Constitution and southern orator.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cox City, Oklahoma
  2. 1 2 Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2nd ed., 1987, p.61.