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Located in southeastern Pawnee County, Shady Grove is situated north of U.S. Highways 64 and 412 (Cimarron Turnpike) near Westport. In February 1977 Shady Grove incorporated, one of seventeen communities near Lake Keystone that incorporated during an annexation feud in the 1970s. The federal census reported a population of 2 and 23 in 1980 and 1990, respectively. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Shady Grove, as an incorporated town, covered a land area of .018 square miles and had 44 citizens in 2000. Ninety-five percent of the employed workers commuted to work in Tulsa and Stillwater. Five percent worked from home. In 2010 Shady Grove had only 2 (two) residents.

Linda D. Wilson


Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 22 January 1977.

Profiles of America, Vol. 2 (2d ed.; Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House Publishing, 2003).

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