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Moore, Oklahoma



Settled: April 22, 1889
Incorporated: 1893


Counties: Cleveland
Region: OKC Metro
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Moore, Oklahoma established a post office on May 27, 1889, during the Land Run of 1889 and was named for Al Moore, an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway employee. According to the town history he was a "conductor or a brakeman, lived in a boxcar at the camp, and had difficulty receiving his mail. He painted his name – "Moore" – on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. When a postmaster was appointed, he continued to call the settlement Moore. When the town incorporated in 1893, the name was legalized."

The community remained small until 1961, when it annexed 21.6 square miles, becoming a full-fledged city in 1962. Moore's 1961 annexation kept it an independent city at a time when Oklahoma City, through annexations, increased its size from 25 square miles to 643 square miles and surrounding Moore on three sides (north, east, west). Norman forms its southern border.

Pages in category "Moore"

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