Blanton railroad stop in the mid-1990s
1909 map of Garfield County, Oklahoma with Blanton.
|Elevation||1,240 ft (1,314 m)|
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Blanton is an unincorporated community in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. It was a rail stop for two rail lines, one of which used to transport grain until the mid-1990s. It was named after Denver, Enid, & Gulf railroad executive W.B. Blanton.
As early as 1909, Blanton was a rail stop for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. A second railline existed at Blanton junction, running to Kiowa, Kansas. This line, originally built for the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad, and later sold to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe was used to transport grain until the mid-1990s.
- "Blanton, Oklahoma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- Historical Maps of Oklahoma, University of Alabama (accessed May 30, 2010).
- The Surface Transportation Board: Docket Number: AB_480_0_X (accessed May 30, 2010).
- Cammalleri, Joseph A., Guthrie, Oklahoma: Always a Railroad Town, pp. 43-44
- U.S. EPA. "Lower Cimarron-Skeleton Watershed -- 11050002. Surf Your Watershed". Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- BNSF Railway. "Texas Division Map, January 1, 2005" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-08-05.