Cashion Community, Texas
|Cashion Community, Texas|
Location of Cashion Community, Texas
|• Total||1.9 sq mi (5 km2)|
|• Land||1.9 sq mi (5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|• Density||180/sq mi (71/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
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 15, 2000. Mayor election was May 6, 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.
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Cashion Community is served by the Burkburnett Independent School District.
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- "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- "Boundary Map of Cashion Community, Texas". MapTechnica. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.