Wheeless, Oklahoma

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Wheeless, Oklahoma
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Wheeless (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°43′9″N102°53′40″W / 36.71917°N 102.89444°W / 36.71917; -102.89444 Coordinates: 36°43′9″N102°53′40″W / 36.71917°N 102.89444°W / 36.71917; -102.89444
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Cimarron
Elevation
4,675 ft (1,425 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 1100935

Wheeless is a small unincorporated community in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States. [1] The post office was established February 12, 1907, and discontinued September 27, 1963. Nearby are the ruins of Camp Nichols, a military encampment on the Santa Fe Trail, which is a National Historic Landmark. [2]

Wheeless is on E0200Rd; [3] the New Mexico border is about 6 miles west. [4] The closest highway access points are east and then north to Oklahoma State Highway 325 at the curve where that road turns north after running west from Boise City, [3] or west and then south to the very short New Mexico State Road 410, which quickly links to New Mexico State Road 406 [4] about 2 miles to the west. [5]

Notes

  1. "Wheeless, Oklahoma". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Camp Nichols, Wheeless, Oklahoma; National Park Service
  3. 1 2 "Wheeless, Oklahoma". Google Maps. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  4. 1 2 "Clayton Public Schools, NM to Wheeless, OK". Google Maps. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  5. "Posted Route: Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 79. Retrieved September 10, 2020.


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