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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  4 miles east of Wanette
Existed:  June 24, 1897 - August 31, 1904
Named for: Addie Boyer, first postmaster

Boyer was on mail route #54405 from Lakeview to Avoca.  Chris Boyer, brother-in-law of Addie Boyer, was an early day Deputy U.S. Marshall out of the “Hanging Judge” Isaac C. Parker’s Federal court in Ft. Smith, Ark., and was the one that arrested Sam and Belle Starr in 1883, when they were finally sentenced to prison for horse stealing. 

Some early day settlers and homesteaders in the community before the town started were: 

W. C. Boyer,
 Peter B. Greemore, 
J. F. Gilbert,
 Margaret E. Borassa,
 George Stockton, 
W. W. Givens, 
Robert Mabry,
 Frank P. Zigler,
 Elenore Zigler, 
Florence D. Zigler, 
Bonnie V. Zigler, 
and B. C. Getzelman.

Do you have photos of  Boyer, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.


Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.