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Bridge Creek, Oklahoma

Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Bridge Creek within Oklahoma
Location of Bridge Creek within Oklahoma
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Elevation 1,370 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 336
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 405
FIPS code 40-08725 [1]
GNIS feature ID 1090487 [2]

Bridge Creek is a town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 336.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000.[3][4] The town proper and the unincorporated areas that its limits enclose are part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady Counties known as the "Tri-City Area" with Newcastle, Tuttle and Blanchard.[5]

Bridge Creek was one of several communities hardest hit by an F5 tornado in the deadly May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak. At least 12 died in the Bridge Creek area.[6]

The town was hit again by an EF3 tornado on May 6, 2015. 25 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.[7][8]

Geography

Bridge Creek is located at (35.247350, -97.723460).[9]

Demographics

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits". 
  4. ^ "A website indicating incorporation in 2000". 
  5. ^ """Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area. 
  6. ^ "NWS article citing number of dead in Bridge Creek. Bridge Creek was also a safe place and a temporary morgue.". 
  7. ^ Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek; newson6.com; May 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Tornado Outbreak Wreaks Havoc Across Great Plains; Multiple Injuries Reported; Weather Channel; May 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Bridge Creek Schools
  • About the May 3, 1999 Tornado


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