Cashion Community, Texas

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Cashion Community, Texas
City
Location of Cashion Community, Texas
Location of Cashion Community, Texas
Coordinates: 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833Coordinates: 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833
Country United States
State Texas
County Wichita
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 348
 • Density 180/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 76305

Cashion Community (commonly called Cashion) is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2000[1] and had a population of 348 in 2010.[2]

Cashion Community is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Cashion Community is located at 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833 (34.036429, -98.508225), eight miles north of Wichita Falls off State Highway 240 in northeastern Wichita County. Its elevation is 994 feet above sea level. The city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.[3]

History[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 348
Est. 2015 343 [4] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Education[edit]

Cashion Community is served by the Burkburnett Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Boundary Map of Cashion Community, Texas". MapTechnica. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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