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Elk City is in the Great Plains Country region of southwest Oklahoma.

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  1. The creation of Elk City was an idea conceived by land promoters from Weatherford, Oklahoma, when they learned that the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad was coming to the area.
  2. March 20, 1901 was the date the first lots were sold by the Choctaw Townsite and Development Company.
  3. On July 20, 1907, shortly before statehood, the Busch Post Office had its name officially changed to Elk City Post Office.
  4. Elk City proclaimed itself as the "Natural Gas Capital of the World".
  5. Jimmy Webb, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, was born in Elk City.

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