Phroso Oklahoma – Ghost Town

Oklahoma ghost town of Phroso is nothing more than a couple of houses and a spot on a map.
I was riding my motorcycle along a black top county road in Oklahoma and noticed this waypoint for Phroso on my map. I have these Oklahoma ghost towns marked so that when I see one during my travels I can stop in and see what is left. In I also noticed the town marked on my GPS and after investigating, I figured my GPS waypoint was incorrect. Sometimes they are off a bit because I have to create the waypoints using Range/Section/Township info from the book Ghost Towns of Oklahoma, which gets me within about a mile of the town location. I have to guess after that, and this time I guessed slightly wrong it seems.

Not much in Phroso anymore. Just a couple of houses and a friendly dog greater.

According to Ghost Towns of Oklahoma by John W. Morris:

“Phroso is somewhat typical of numerous hamlets that developed in the dryer and rougher western part of the Cherokee Outlet. Soon after the Outlet was opened for settlement, a small store was started. The area had no roads, and transportation, either on horseback or in a wagon, was slow. The store prospered and expanded as those living in the vicinity traded there because of the difficulty of getting to a larger place.

With the changing economic conditions and the technological advances since the late 1920′, plus movement of population from rural to urban areas, hamlets like Phroso have disappeared.”

Oklahoma ghost town of Phroso is nothing more than a couple of houses and a spot on a map.

Oklahoma ghost town of Phroso is nothing more than a couple of houses and a spot on a map.

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