McAdoo, Texas

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McAdoo, Texas
unincorporated community
McAdoo, Texas
Small grain handling facility in McAdoo
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Coordinates: 33°44′02″N 101°00′23″W / 33.73389°N 101.00639°W / 33.73389; -101.00639Coordinates: 33°44′02″N 101°00′23″W / 33.73389°N 101.00639°W / 33.73389; -101.00639
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Dickens
Physiographic region Llano Estacado
Founded 1915
Elevation[1] 2,982 ft (909 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 806
Website Handbook of Texas

McAdoo is an unincorporated community in northwestern Dickens County, Texas, United States.

McAdoo is named for the former United States Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, son-in-law of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Texas politician, journalist, and attorney Marshall Formby was reared in McAdoo and is interred there at McAdoo Cemetery. Formby's nephew, Clint Formby, who was also reared in McAdoo, maintained the longest running radio broadcast by a single host in the United States.[2]


The McAdoo school was consolidated with the Spur Independent School District in 1985.

The McAdoo Eagles won 3 Class B state basketball championships in the early 1960s. They are the only school in Dickens County to have won any sports state championship, other than track.

Wind energy[edit]

Invenergy LLC constructed a 150 MW wind power plant near this community. The project consists of 100 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and came online in late summer/early fall 2008. The project is providing a large economic boost for the area and most of the population.[3]

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