Hydro, Oklahoma

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Hydro is a town in Blaine and Caddo counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 1,060 at the 2000 census.

Hydro was home to Lucille Hamons, a Route 66 icon dubbed "The Mother of the Mother Road." Her motel and gas station still stand on Old Route 66 just west of Hydro. A modern replica of the station, with a large restaurant attached, is in nearby Weatherford.

In downtown Hydro, an old-fashioned drug store still serves sodas and lunch. Also downtown is the "World Famous Hydro Bar." The bar has been in business since the early years of Hydro and still has pictures of the old-fashioned wood swinging doors that used to be the front doors to the bar.

Minnie Lou Bradley, matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle, grew up on a wheat farm near Hydro.

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Geography

Hydro is located at 35°32′56″N 98°34′40″W / 35.54889°N 98.57778°W / 35.54889; -98.57778 (35.548882, -98.577762)[3], elevation 1,557 (475 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,060 people, 413 households, and 280 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,752.4 people per square mile (682.1/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 770.4/sq mi (299.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.32% White, 0.19% African American, 3.58% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

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