Cashion Community, Texas
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Location of Cashion Community, Texas
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Cashion Community is located at State Highway 240 in northeastern Wichita County. Its elevation is 994 feet above sea level.(34.035650, -98.500054), eight miles north of Wichita Falls off
Settlement in the area began about 1897, when Hi Willis purchased land. A one-room schoolhouse was built on donated land and named for T.J. Cashion, a county commissioner. The school became the center of the community. Oil was discovered in 1918, which led to a significant influx of residents. In the 1920s, the Cooper, Friberg, and Bacon school consolidated with Cashion and eventually the campus was expanded to accommodate a four-year high school.
Oil production declined in the 1930s and the high school closed in 1936. Its furnishings were auctioned off in 1945 and Cashion area students attended school in the larger community of Burkburnett. A Texas Historical Marker, erected in 1993, honors Cashion School.
Voting to become a city was January 15th, 2000. Mayor election was May 6th, 2000 with Thomas J. Lowry serving as its first mayor. Preston Giles was first councilman, Dorothy Bradley was first councilwoman, and Pat Giles was first City Secretary.
Cashion Community is served by the Burkburnett Independent School District.
- "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
- "Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Texas, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- Handbook of Texas Online: Cashion, Texas
- Cashion Community, TX city profile
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cashion Community