The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 May 2007

Welcome to Woodcrest

Where is Woodcrest, you ask? In the planning stages, according to this legal notice in the Guthrie News-Leader:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR INCORPORATION OF TOWN OF WOODCREST, OKLAHOMA
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Certain Petitioners intend to apply for incorporation of a town under the name of Woodcrest, Oklahoma. A copy of the survey, plat and census thereof may be examined by those having an interest in the application at the home of Roy Dodson, 1850 East Lakewood Drive, Guthrie, Oklahoma, which is located within the area to be incorporated.
Roy Dodson, Petitioner

The petition, by law, must be presented to the County Commissioners, in this case Logan County. I made a perfunctory check of the map, and Mr Dodson's home, at least, is more than three miles from any incorporated area; I think it's probably safe to assume that the boundaries of the proposed town do not encroach on Guthrie or on Edmond. (Guthrie lies west of Interstate 35; Woodcrest is east of I-35.) It's also not within five miles of any section of Oklahoma City. There exists a Woodcrest Volunteer Fire Department.

The name has obviously been there for years; where it comes from, I'm not entirely sure, though there's a Woodcrest Tavern at Charter Oak Road and Midwest Boulevard, about a mile from the Dodson house, and a Woodcrest Baptist Church, about a mile to the east. And what's an Oklahoma town without a tavern and a Baptist church?

(Found here.)

Posted at 6:56 AM to Soonerland


And what's an Oklahoma town without a tavern and a Baptist church?

A Utah town. <rimshot>

Posted by: McGehee at 7:57 AM on 25 May 2007