Hext, Oklahoma

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Hext
Unincorporated community
Hext is located in Oklahoma
Hext
Hext
Hext is located in the US
Hext
Hext
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°14′51″N 99°45′10″W / 35.24750°N 99.75278°W / 35.24750; -99.75278Coordinates: 35°14′51″N 99°45′10″W / 35.24750°N 99.75278°W / 35.24750; -99.75278
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Beckham
Elevation[1] 1,923 ft (586 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Hext is a small unincorporated rural community on old U.S. Highway 66 in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. The town was named after a local resident, William Hext.[2]

History and economy[edit]

It had a post office from June 4, 1901, until November 29, 1902.[2]

The stone gas station on Old Route 66 was converted into a home and the pumps were removed.

There are no businesses in this area. The major economic activities in the area are horse breeding and farming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GNIS coordinates and elevation
  2. ^ a b Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965, p.73.