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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Sparks is approximately 202 (1990), 169 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 91 (1990), 66 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sparks is 1.003 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.023 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sparks to Washington DC is 1146 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sparks is positioned 35.61 degrees north of the equator and 96.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

My Great-Grandfather, Daniel Stokes Pritchett, was one of the first settlers in Sparks. He was in the Oklahoma Land Rush, settling in part of what is now Oklahoma City and later trading it for a homestead in Sparks. The Sparks homestead had a large, anvil-shaped rock on it and the name "Anvil" was used for the trading post that Daniel Pritchett established. He also had the first cotton gin in Sparks. Attached is an old photo of my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother in front of their home in Sparks. My Father, along with his four sisters, Mae, Vera, Bernice, Lorena; and two brothers, Ellsworth and Ollie, grew up on the homestead.

My Grandfather, William E. Pritchett, Sr, drove a team and wagon to Seminole, carrying water to the oil fields; he also had the road maintenance contract at one time, around part of Lincoln County. Lorena Pritchett, the youngest child, was killed in an automobile accident in the early 1940's, the first traffic fatality in Lincoln County. He was also the Justice of the Peace in Sparks. My father used to tell me that my great-grandfather used to have to carry a rifle when going into Oklahoma City for supplies because Geronimo was still on the loose then. (Submitted by Bruce Pritchett - Dec 1999)
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