Longdale, Oklahoma

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Longdale, Oklahoma
Town
Nickname(s): Home of the Redmen
Motto(s): Labor Omnia Vincit
Location of Longdale, Oklahoma
Location of Longdale, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°08′01″N 98°33′04″W / 36.1336688°N 98.5509841°W / 36.1336688; -98.5509841Coordinates: 36°08′01″N 98°33′04″W / 36.1336688°N 98.5509841°W / 36.1336688; -98.5509841
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyBlaine
Area
 • Total0.267421 sq mi (0.692616 km2)
 • Land0.267421 sq mi (0.692616 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,655 ft (504 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total262
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code73755
Area code(s)580
FIPS code40-43950[1]
GNIS feature ID1094972[2]

Longdale is a town in northwestern Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 262 at the 2010 census, down 18.3 percent from 310 in the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

The town was named for Lucious Walter Long, the husband of Carrie M. Millerman, who had obtained a homestead in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Opening of April 19, 1892. The two married and made her homestead the town site. They donated 160 acres (65 ha) on the north side of their property to the Union Real Estate and Townsite Company, while retaining the southern side themselves, which they divided into residential and commercial lots. The Longs wanted to name their new community Longview, but agreed to change to Longdale to avoid confusion with the already existing community of Fairview.[3]

Historians have sometimes confused Longdale with Cainville. The latter was 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Longdale, and already had a post office, where the residents of Longdale could receive their mail. The Cainville post office was discontinued and moved to Longdale on November 28, 1903, with Robert L. Eaton as the new postmaster. On October 23, 1903, G. W. published the first edition of his newspaper, the Longdale Register. The Longs already had sold part of their property to the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, which finally reached Longdale on June 10, 1905.[3]

Carrie Millerman became the first teacher when a school opened November 30, 1894, in a temporary location 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Longdale. A new school building opened in Longdale on November 5, 1906, replacing the temporary facility. By the first census in 1910, Longdale had a population of 296.[3]


Geography[edit]

Longdale is located at 36°7′58″N 98°33′7″W / 36.13278°N 98.55194°W / 36.13278; -98.55194 (36.132697, -98.551962).[4]

It is north of Canton Lake (Oklahoma) on State Highway 58.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Longdale, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.8
(7.7)
51.2
(10.7)
60.4
(15.8)
70.5
(21.4)
79.0
(26.1)
88.0
(31.1)
94.5
(34.7)
92.8
(33.8)
84.1
(28.9)
73.2
(22.9)
59.0
(15)
48.2
(9)
70.6
(21.4)
Average low °F (°C) 20.5
(−6.4)
25.5
(−3.6)
34.4
(1.3)
46.0
(7.8)
55.7
(13.2)
64.7
(18.2)
69.8
(21)
67.6
(19.8)
59.6
(15.3)
47.4
(8.6)
34.9
(1.6)
24.1
(−4.4)
45.9
(7.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.6
(15)
1.1
(28)
2.1
(53)
2.3
(58)
4.3
(109)
3.8
(97)
2.4
(61)
2.4
(61)
3.2
(81)
2.0
(51)
1.8
(46)
0.8
(20)
26.8
(681)
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910296
19203084.1%
1930284−7.8%
19402912.5%
1950277−4.8%
1960218−21.3%
197033151.8%
198040522.4%
1990281−30.6%
200031010.3%
2010262−15.5%
Est. 2015262[6]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 310 people, 114 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,169.9 people per square mile (460.4/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 630.2 per square mile (248.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.87% White, 18.39% Native American, 0.32% from other races, and 7.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.52% of the population.

There were 114 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,000, and the median income for a family was $22,500. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,744. About 23.3% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 37.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Longdale School, which closed in 1991, was home to the world-famous "Longdale Redmen". The Redmen were widely known throughout both hemispheres for the successful sports teams fielded throughout the 20th Century. In 1991, the Longdale Redmen celebrated their tenth consecutive National Kickball Championship. The 1990-91 teams also captured championships in basketball (Greenfield Tournament, Progressive Tournament, Canton Tournament and Hitchcock Tournament), flag football (National 8th Grade Champions), cross-country, 4-Square, 500, Heads-Up 7-Up, and wiffleball. As Longdale continues to grow throughout the 21st century the city is being overflowed with many successful businesses. Longdale's growing population had become a concern. The population of Longdale has grown to over 100 people and the housing can not keep up with the major climb in population.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b c d Miller Martin, Billy J. and Reeta."Longdale." Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Historical Weather for Longdale, Oklahoma, United States".
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Merlin Little Thunder:Southern Cheyenne Artist." Accessed August 19, 2018.

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