Caddo, Oklahoma

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Caddo is a town in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 944 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from part a native term for "real chief."

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History

The early inhabitants were Caddos and Choctaws.

After a patent for the land, located on a buffalo trail, was obtained in 1872, the first settlers lived in tents.

2008 Earthquake

On February 15, 2008, a magnitude 2.4 earthquake was reported in southern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Geological Survey at Leonard recorded the quake at 9:41 a.m. Friday. The epicenter was three miles northwest of Caddo in Bryan County and seven miles southwest of Caney in Atoka County.

Officials say residents who were at Caney High School reported a sound like thunder and say the quake felt like a truck hit the school.

No injuries and damage were reported.

Geography

Caddo is located at 34°7′36″N 96°15′56″W / 34.12667°N 96.26556°W / 34.12667; -96.26556 (34.126801, -96.265657)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 944 people, 387 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 449.0 people per square mile (173.6/km²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 210.7/sq mi (81.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.97% White, 0.64% African American, 13.67% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 7.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

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