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Historical Events


Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Olney is approximately 3,519 (1990), 3285 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,793 (1990), 1342 (2010).
The amount of land area in Olney is 5.305 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olney to Washington DC is 1324 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Olney is positioned 33.36 degrees north of the equator and 98.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Olney elevation is 1,274 feet above sea level.
Olney average annual precipitation is 22.10 inches peryear.
Olney average annual snowfall is 1 inches per year.
Olney average temperature is 78.5 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 99 degrees F.

History & History Related Items

Olney was named for Richard Olney, US President, Grover Cleveland's Secretary of State. Incorporated in 1909, the town was actually moved one mile north in 1910 because of the Gulf, Texas and Western Rail Service. After 1942, the rails were not used anymore in this area.
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Economy & Industry

With the discovery of oil in 1923, and production of oil from the Swastika Pool in 1924,Olney became known for its oil resources with three refineries. Today, Olney is a center for agricultural, ranching and petroleum products.
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Olney City Government

The City of Olney
201 East Main
Olney, Texas 76374
Phone: 940-564-2102

Olney Historical Events

A tornado tore through Olney, killing two people and causing $ 2 million in damages. Olney


Olney intersects with state highways 114, 132, 251 and 79.

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