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Taft
Muskogee County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
74463




Page Contents for Taft, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Historical Events

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Taft is approximately 400 1990, 250 2010.
The approximate number of families is 184 1990, 108 2010.
The amount of land area in Taft is 3.971 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Taft is 1.53 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Taft to Washington DC is 1073 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 113 miles. (as the crow flies)
Taft is positioned 35.75 degrees north of the equator and 95.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Taft elevation is 559 feet above sea level.

Location

west of Muskogee in eastern Oklahoma. Neighboring towns include Tullahassee, Haskell, Porter, Choska and Redbird.
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History & History Related Items

Taft was first known as Twine, in the Indian Territory. It was established in 1903 and was a center for rural farmers to sell their goods. Many Creek Freedmen lived in or near Taft. The Creek Freedmen Shrine and African American landmark, built by Napoleon Davis, is located in Taft, a memorial to the history of the 5000 Africans who lived in the Creek Nation.
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Taft City Government

City Hall
208 W Seminole St
Taft, OK 74463
Phone: 918-683-0568

Mayor: Lelia-Foley Davis 11-2000



The Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center
P.O. Box 354
Taft, Oklahoma 74463-0354
Phone: 918 683-8365
Fax: 918 682-4782 or 687-3962

Taft Historical Events

1970's
Lelia Foley Davis was the First Black Female elected mayor in the United States. She was elected mayor of Taft 16 April 1973. She is now currently serving as the mayor of Taft 11-2000. She was awarded many awards during her term. She was one of America's Ten Outstanding Women during 1975. She was presented with a plaque by President Jimmy Carter. Taft

Miscellany

Taft is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time.


The area code for Taft is 918 1-2002

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