Wynnewood, Oklahoma

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Wynnewood is a city in Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,367 at the 2000 census.

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History

There is also a Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. The railroad workers were from Pennsylvania and named the existing townsites what they wanted. They also named Paoli and Ardmore, Oklahoma after towns in Pennsylvania. Wynnewood was known as "Walner" before that happened.

The original townsite was a rock bottom crossing on the Washita river called Cherokee Crossing. After the Civil War, many veterans of the Southern Cause settled in Wynnewood.

People of note from the community

People of note born in Wynnewood include musician Roy Milton, General Tommy Franks, who commanded the invasion forces of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Donna Shirley, who led the Mars Pathfinder project at JPL.

Geography

Wynnewood is located at 34°38′38″N 97°9′53″W / 34.64389°N 97.16472°W / 34.64389; -97.16472 (34.643884, -97.164694)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.

The community is at the junction of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 290, which links it to Interstate 35 to the west.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,367 people, 965 households, and 607 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,552.3 people per square mile (601.3/km²). There were 1,104 housing units at an average density of 724.0/sq mi (280.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.27% White, 10.73% [[African Americans (U.S. Census)|], 7.77% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population.

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