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The population of Cordell is approximately 2,881 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 1,487 (1990).

The amount of land area in Cordell is 6.662 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cordell is 2.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cordell to Washington DC is 1270 miles. The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cordell is positioned 35.29 degrees north of the equator and 98.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Cordell median income is $28,053 (2000).

The Cordell median home price is $41,700 (2000).

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Cordell location: south of Clinton in west-central Oklahoma. It is 15 miles south of I-40 on Highway 152. Other nearby communities include Dill City, Burns Flat Corn, Sentinel, Gotebo, Arapaho and Hobart.

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Climate & Weather

Cordell average annual precipitation is 29.2 inches per year.
Cordell average annual snowfall is 9.2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 35.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 58.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 61.6 degrees F.

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Cordell history:

This area of southwest Oklahoma was set aside for the Indian tribes of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Wichita, Caddo, Delaware, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache.

After the 1892 Oklahoma land run, Cordell became a center for housing and commerce. It wasn't long before the lack of a satisfactory water supply forced all to relocate one mile to the southwest. This became the present location of New Cordell. The town's legal name is New Cordell, but it is seldom used by the locals.

With a donation of land in 1897, there was a move to change the Washita County Seat from Cloud Chief to Cordell. The move was voted on and approved in 1899. Though the voting had taken place for approval, there were some who were not convinced, therefore, the official move did not take place until 1904 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled and a special Act of Congress enacted.

The first courthouse was a small two-story, wooden building on the town square's east side. A replica of the Liberty Bell is kept in this location now. The original structure burned on August 4, 1909. Luckily, most of the records were saved. The new courthouse was built in 1910. The City of New Cordell is centered around a town square in which the Washita County Courthouse is located.

The New Cordell Historic Courthouse Square District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The founding of Cordell: 1892
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Cordell attractions:

Cordell hosts the Pumpkin Festival each year in October.

Cordell is a 1999 Great American Main Street Award Community!

Cordell Reservoir
This 30 acre reservoir is fed by a tributary of West Boggy Creek. The area is abundant in wildlife, woodlands, prairies, wetlands and more. It offers many recreational opportunities for the outdoors. There is a primitive walking trail and a mile long roadway for observation. Over 220 varieties of birds may be seen here as well as many other types of wildlife.
Phone 580-832-3825

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