Blanco, Oklahoma

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Blanco, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Blanco, Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma
Blanco, Oklahoma
Blanco, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°45′04″N 95°46′28″W / 34.75111°N 95.77444°W / 34.75111; -95.77444Coordinates: 34°45′04″N 95°46′28″W / 34.75111°N 95.77444°W / 34.75111; -95.77444
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pittsburg
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 74528
Area code(s) 539/918
GNIS feature ID 1090251[1]

Blanco is a rural unincorporated community located on State Highway 63 in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States.[1] The ZIP code is 74528.

History[edit]

The community was named for Ramón Blanco y Erenas, one-time governor general of Cuba. The post office opened August 31, 1901.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Pryor McBee, Major League Baseball pitcher, was born in Blanco in 1901.
  • Royce H. Savage, United States Federal Court judge, was born in Blanco in 1904.[3]
  • Gene Stipe, the longest-serving member of the Oklahoma Senate was born in Blanco in 1926.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blanco, Oklahoma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ 'Oklahoma Place Names,' George H. Shirk, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987, pg. 26 ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.
  3. ^ Federal Judiciary Center-Royce H. Savage
  4. ^ Obituary

Further reading[edit]

  • Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.