Foster, Oklahoma

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Foster, Oklahoma
Town
Foster is located in Oklahoma
Foster
Foster
Foster is located in the US
Foster
Foster
Coordinates: 34°36′59″N 97°29′21″W / 34.61639°N 97.48917°W / 34.61639; -97.48917Coordinates: 34°36′59″N 97°29′21″W / 34.61639°N 97.48917°W / 34.61639; -97.48917
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garvin
Area
 • Total 16.0 sq mi (41.5 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.3 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 161
 • Density 10/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73039 (historically), 73434 (today)
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-27500
GNIS feature ID 1092974,[1] 2412646[1]

Foster is a town in Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. It was incorporated in 2002[2] and had a population of 161 at the 2010 census.[3]

Foster is served by State Highway 29A, a spur of State Highway 29. A post office was first established at Foster on August 12, 1891.[4]

Cemetery[edit]

There is a cemetery located at 34°36′14″N 97°29′38″W / 34.60389°N 97.49389°W / 34.60389; -97.49389.[1]

Geography[edit]

Foster is located in southwestern Garvin County at 34°36′59″N 97°29′21″W / 34.61639°N 97.48917°W / 34.61639; -97.48917 (34.6164698, -97.4891933).[1] State Highway 29 follows the northern border of the town, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to Elmore City and west 18 miles (29 km) to Bray. State Highway 76 passes through the western part of the town, leading north 19 miles (31 km) to Lindsay and south 12 miles (19 km) to Ratliff City. Wynnewood is 21 miles (34 km) east of Foster via State Highway 29, and Pauls Valley, the Garvin County seat, is 22 miles (35 km) to the northeast via Highway 29 and Airline Road.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Foster has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41.5 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41.3 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.52%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 161
Est. 2015 162 [5] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Oklahoma. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Foster town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ OKGenWeb/USGenWeb Project - Garvin County, Oklahoma - Foster Postmasters
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.