Ingersoll, Oklahoma

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Ingersoll
Ingersoll is located in Oklahoma
Ingersoll
Ingersoll
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Ingersoll is located in the United States
Ingersoll
Ingersoll
Ingersoll (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°47′47″N 98°23′41″W / 36.79639°N 98.39472°W / 36.79639; -98.39472Coordinates: 36°47′47″N 98°23′41″W / 36.79639°N 98.39472°W / 36.79639; -98.39472[1]
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyAlfalfa
Elevation1,204 ft (367 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Ingersoll is a small unincorporated community in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Ingersoll was named for Philadelphia railroad owner, Charles E. Ingersoll.[2][3]

A post office was established September 13, 1901;[2] the Choctaw Northern railway (later owned by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific[3]) became the county's first railroad in 1901, when it connected Ingersoll to the other Alfalfa county towns of Aline, Augusta, Lambert, Driftwood, Amorita, and then continuing on into Kansas.[4]

After it's bid to become the county seat failed, Ingersoll's prospects declined considerably;[5] the railroad line was abandoned in 1936.[3] Its post office was closed December 31, 1942.[2]

The Ingersoll Tile Elevator (ca. 1920) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[6]

Geography[edit]

Ingersoll is located on U.S. Highway 64 14 miles (23 km) east of Alva.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ingersoll, Oklahoma
  2. ^ a b c Shirk, George H. (March 15, 1987). Oklahoma Place Names (First Paperback, 1987 ed.). University of Oklahoma Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.
  3. ^ a b c Everett, Dianna. "Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Amorita". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma History Center. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  4. ^ Everett, Dianna. "Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Alfalfa County". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma History Center. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Wilson, Linda D. "Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Ghost Towns". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma History Center. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ingersoll Tile Elevator". National Register Properties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Oklahoma 2009-2010 Official State Map (PDF) (Map) (2009-2010 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 31, 2016.