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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Elmer is approximately 132 (1990), 96 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 65 (1990), 39 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elmer is 1.122 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elmer to Washington DC is 1338 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 126 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elmer is positioned 34.48 degrees north of the equator and 99.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

In 1901 the town of Elmer was founded by Mr. W. T. Thaggard and Mr. J. H. Barr. The town was named for Elmer W. Slocum, an official of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. About 1908 this railway extended it's tracks south from Altus through Elmer and into Texas. Because trade was diverted, and the stage line and cattle trails had long since been abandoned the Yeldell trading post building was moved to Elmer and the other Yeldell buildings were torn down or moved. For additional history information, please see this history page
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