Addington, Oklahoma

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Addington is a town in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 117 at the 2000 census.

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History

The post office was established on January 8, 1896.[3] The name of the town comes from the name of its first postmaster, James P. Addington.[4]

Located on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[3]

Former newspapers were the Addington Free Lance, the Addington Advertiser, the Addington Journal, and the Addington Herald.[3]

The town was incorporated in 1901.[3] The peak population was in about 1915, with 1000 citizens.[3] The town declined during the Great Depression and has continued to decline ever since.[3]

Geography

Addington is located at 34°14′36″N 97°58′0″W / 34.24333°N 97.966667°W / 34.24333; -97.966667 (34.243206, -97.966591)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[1], there were 117 people, 44 households and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 497.8 per square mile (188.2/km²). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 234.0/sq mi (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.31% White, 2.56% Native American, 3.42% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% of the population.

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