Middleberg, Oklahoma

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Middleberg, Oklahoma
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Coordinates: 35°06′22.00″N97°44′6.68″W / 35.1061111°N 97.7351889°W / 35.1061111; -97.7351889 Coordinates: 35°06′22.00″N97°44′6.68″W / 35.1061111°N 97.7351889°W / 35.1061111; -97.7351889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1095368 1825324

Middleberg (sometimes spelled "Middleburg") is an unincorporated community in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States, [1] located on the old alignment of US Highway 62 between Blanchard and Chickasha.

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.

Middleberg was originally a stop on the Oklahoma Central Railroad (aka "the OCR") but today is a rural community.

According to locals, there are two possible explanations for the community's name, either that it got its name because is in the middle of the route between Chickasha and Blanchard, or alternatively that it was named for Gerritt Middleberg, a representative of the Dutch investors of the OCR.

Public school students in Middleberg attend Middleberg Schools through the 8th grade, [2] [3] [4] after which they attend high school in nearby Blanchard.

Other community institutions include the Middleberg Baptist Church. [5]

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