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Located in rural Logan County eight miles west of Guthrie on State Highway 33, Cedar Valley is a small incorporated neighborhood in the rolling valleys and cedar brakes, approximately one mile south of the Cimarron River. The settlement consists primarily of a residential area around a golf course. Cedar Valley Golf Club, a privately owned, public facility, occupies three quarter sections of Section 18, Township 16 North, Range 3 West, or Iron Mound Township, which is south of State Highway 33. North of the highway, the south one-half of sections 10 and 11 are also in the corporate limits. These discontiguous areas are joined by a mile-long, seventy-five-foot-wide strip of land along the public roadway. Cedar Valley Golf Club was created in 1973-74 by noted golf course developer Duffy Martin. Architect Floyd Farley of Oklahoma City laid out the course, and the Martin family constructed it. The links opened September 20, 1974. In the next few years several residences were constructed, and the estimated 1980 population was thirty-three. To the east, Duffy Martin also developed Cimarron National Golf Club, with public courses opened in August 1992, and Aqua Canyon, opened in 1994. Residents voted to incorporate in July 1982. The town of Cedar Valley, including the corridor linking the two sections, encompassed approximately one square mile of total area. The community's population was first registered by a U.S. Census in 1990 at 61. The 2000 census recorded 28 occupied housing units and 58 residents. Forty percent of the employed residents are managers or professionals, and 90 percent commute to work in nearby cities.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Richard Mize, "Golf Development Also Scores Birdie for Residential Sales," Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 5 April 2003. Gregory Potts, "Some Tiny Towns Only Surface with the Census," Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 7 July 2001. Profiles of America, Vol. 2 (2d ed.; Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House Publications, 2003). Wally Wallis, "Togetherness Makes Cedar Valley Golf Course a Reality," Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 15 September 1974.

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