Reed, OK

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City/Town: Reed
Location Class: Disappearing Town
Year Built: 1892
Year Abandoned: N/A
Status: AbandonedDisappearing Town
Photojournalist: Cody CooperJustin Tyler MooreBilly Dixon

Reed is a small unincorporated community located along State Highway 9 in Greer County. The post office opened September 16, 1892. The town was said to have been named for the first postmaster, John Reed Graham.

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john dickson
john dickson
4 years ago

Are there any one room schools in Oklahoma for sale? If so, please call John at 620-212-0284.

john nelson
john nelson
4 years ago

I went to school there in the early 60s lived near Jay Buckle Springs.

Daniel peeler
Daniel peeler
Reply to  john nelson
1 month ago

Did you know jerrybob peeler

Jimmy Thompson
Jimmy Thompson
4 years ago

If anyone knows who owns the Thompson general store I would love to know . my grand dad was J.E Thompson. Call me if you know at 5803091195

Disney Cartoon
4 years ago

Wow its very nice and have rich of information

jenny
jenny
4 years ago

is this whole place abandoned? why wouldnt someone redo some of this stuff an bring it back to life

Duplex Flanges
5 years ago

An important point to be noted there.

Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
Reply to  Duplex Flanges
3 years ago

In addition to the point on your head?

Doug Potter
Doug Potter
5 years ago

My maternal Grandparents, Claude and Ferrel Simmons lived North, just outside Reed. In the early 30s, my Father Clifton Potter and his brothers, Coy Potter and Boots Potter ran a small mechanics shop in Reed. I traveled though and stopped in Reed, at the gas station, many times in my youth, in the early 1950s. It is heartening to see this tribute to Reed. Brings back a flood of memories.

Christine
Christine
6 years ago

On the birth certificate for an uncle, 1920, my grandmother listed her birthplace as Reed (1896). Her father was a circuit riding Methodist minister and farmer. I don't think the family was in Reed very long as each of her 10 siblings was born in a different place. The family moved all over west Texas in Eastern New Mexico for years.

Rebecca
Rebecca
7 years ago

My grandmother was buried in Reed OK in 2000. This place looks like it has been abandoned for decades, though. She went to high school in Reed and I have her old black and white year book. I know it's a long shot, but if anyone stumbles upon grave markers with the last name McAllister please post some pictures. I have never been able to visit.

Roger Moseley
Roger Moseley
Reply to  Rebecca
7 years ago

Hi Rebecca,
My grandparents had a farm just north of Reed and I have heard the McAllister name before. What year was your grandmother born. My dad was Lee Moseley and he was born in 1926. His brother was Gary Moseley and he was born in 1931. I still have some of his school pictures.
Roger Moseley
moseleyr@earthlink.net

Tracy
Tracy
Reply to  Rebecca
6 years ago

at findagrave.com there are 4 McAlisters (one L in name) listed for Reed cemetery. None were buried in 2000. Maybe you could add a memorial page for her there, then submit a photo request. Maybe someone will see the request and post a photo for you.

Lynnila
Lynnila
Reply to  Rebecca
5 years ago

Hi we were @ the Reed cemetary & found 3 graves & I can send you the pics. My email is ltenski1960@aol.com if you are interested.

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7 years ago

[…] Reed, Okla., is located in southwest Oklahoma, in Greer County. According to Wikipedia, Reed is a small unincorporated community located along State Highway 9. The post office opened September 16, 1892, and was said to have been named for the first postmaster, John Reed Graham. […]

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7 years ago

[…] Reed, Okla., is located in southwest Oklahoma, in Greer County. According to Wikipedia, Reed is a small unincorporated community located along State Highway 9. The post office opened September 16, 1892, and was said to have been named for the first postmaster, John Reed Graham. […]

Darran
Darran
7 years ago

I put up the Southwest Oklahoma Telephone Lettering back when I was in high school fifteen years ago. One of these days that pay phone will be worth some money.

SJB
SJB
8 years ago

My family name is Reed, from Reed Oklahoma. This is a great ghost town to go visit. Especially because half my family is buried in the cemetery…This is great to see!!!

Deborah
Deborah
8 years ago

I'm going to take my Teenage Daughters there to go exploring The old town. My youngest daughter wants to be a photographer. I think this is a great opportunity to start clicking!! TY for sharing this information!

Carl
Carl
9 years ago

I've been through Reed a thousand times, as my grandparents have always lived on the Greer/Harmon line. Mom graduated high school there, Grand-ma too. Uncle started there but was bussed to Mangum once Reed closed the school. I probably had my first ever cheese-and-crackers with my Grand-dad out front of the little store that closed decades ago, my first Mt. Dew at the garage across the road. Great-Aunt still lives there. The dust of that place is still in my bones, I'm sure.

kent ponder
kent ponder
Reply to  Carl
5 years ago

I'm Kent Ponder. My dad, Elmer Ponder, ex-pitcher Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, was born there in 1893, in a dugout for tornado protection. Later moved to Mangum, where his younger brother became a Chevrolet dealer.
I enjoyed your comments very much.

Roger Moseley
Roger Moseley
Reply to  kent ponder
5 years ago

I have a great picture of a Reed Baseball Team that my grandfather played on around 1925. I sure would like to share it but don't know how I can post it. I can also send it to your email if you would like. My grandfather was William Edward Moseley, Jr. I have more pictures of Reed too. My email address is moseleyr@earthlink.net.

Tery
Tery
9 years ago

Love,love,love the pictures of the cemetery so beautiful!!! Also I like the Thompson's general store and the light bulb …..Great job!! Take care—Tery

Jimmy Thompson
Jimmy Thompson
Reply to  Tery
4 years ago

My whole family the Thompson's are buried there as well. I'm 43 and I have a lot of memories there and made lots of friends.

Mike Dart
Mike Dart
9 years ago

dang….i haven't seen pepsi can's that color in at least 8 years

Kevin
9 years ago

Between the wooden cross on the door and the ominous sky over the cemetery, some of those pics are fairly creepy. I don't think I have seen a pay phone, much less a blue bubble SWBT pay phone, in years!

You know I love the ghost towns the most Justin. Keep them coming

Abby
Abby
9 years ago

Really like the pics! Thanks.

Ken
Ken
9 years ago

Love the covered TRS-80 computer in one of the last pictures!

Jan
Jan
Reply to  Ken
8 years ago

Love the pics. Wondering if anyone has the newspaper clipping on the rock house burning. My father, Jack Ingram lived there. Everytime I came back I would get new pics of the house. Its not the same without that house standing tall.

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