Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, Colorado on the northwest. It is the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States; the state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907, its residents are known as Oklahomans, its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. A major producer of natural gas and agricultural products, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, telecommunications, biotechnology.
Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly two thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas. With ancient mountain ranges, prairie and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains, Cross Timbers, the U. S. Interior Highlands, a region prone to severe weather. More than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, ranking third behind Alaska and California. Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans; the name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase okla humma meaning red people. Choctaw Nation Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during treaty negotiations with the federal government on the use of Indian Territory, in which he envisioned an all-Indian state controlled by the United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a phrase in the Choctaw language that described Native American people as a whole.
Oklahoma became the de facto name for Oklahoma Territory, it was approved in 1890, two years after the area was opened to white settlers. The name of the state is Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh. In the Chickasaw language, the state is known as Oklahomma', in Arapaho as bo'oobe'. Oklahoma is the 20th-largest state in the United States, covering an area of 69,899 square miles, with 68,595 square miles of land and 1,304 square miles of water, it lies in the Great Plains near the geographical center of the 48 contiguous states. It is bounded on the east by Arkansas and Missouri, on the north by Kansas, on the northwest by Colorado, on the far west by New Mexico, on the south and near-west by Texas. Much of its border with Texas lies along a failed continental rift; the geologic figure defines the placement of the Red River. The Oklahoma panhandle's Western edge is out of alignment with its Texas border; the Oklahoma/New Mexico border is 2.1 miles to 2.2 miles east of the Texas line. The border between Texas and New Mexico was set first as a result of a survey by Spain in 1819.
It was set along the 103rd meridian. In the 1890s, when Oklahoma was formally surveyed using more accurate surveying equipment and techniques, it was discovered the Texas line was not set along the 103rd meridian. Surveying techniques were not as accurate in 1819, the actual 103rd meridian was 2.2 miles to the east. It was much easier to leave the mistake than for Texas to cede land to New Mexico to correct the surveying error; the placement of the Oklahoma/New Mexico border represents the true 103rd meridian. Cimarron County in Oklahoma's panhandle is the only county in the United States that touches four other states: New Mexico, Texas and Kansas. Oklahoma is between the Great Plains and the Ozark Plateau in the Gulf of Mexico watershed sloping from the high plains of its western boundary to the low wetlands of its southeastern boundary, its highest and lowest points follow this trend, with its highest peak, Black Mesa, at 4,973 feet above sea level, situated near its far northwest corner in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The state's lowest point is on the Little River near its far southeastern boundary near the town of Idabel, which dips to 289 feet above sea level. Among the most geographically diverse states, Oklahoma is one of four to harbor more than 10 distinct ecological regions, with 11 in its borders—more per square mile than in any other state, its western and eastern halves, are marked by extreme differences in geographical diversity: Eastern Oklahoma touches eight ecological regions and its western half contains three. Although having fewer ecological regions Western Oklahoma contains many relic species. Oklahoma has four primary mountain ranges: the Ouachita Mountains, the Arbuckle Mountains, the Wichita Mountains, the Ozark Mountains. Contained within the U. S. Interior Highlands region, the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains are the only major mountainous region between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians. A portion of the Flint Hills stretches into north-central Oklahoma, near the state's eastern border, The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department regards Cavanal Hill as the world's tallest hill.
The semi-arid high
Throckmorton County, Texas
Throckmorton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,641, its county seat is Throckmorton. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1879, it is named for an early Collin County settler. Throckmorton County is one of six prohibition, or dry, counties in the state of Texas; the Spanish explorer Pedro Vial is considered to be the earliest European to travel through what is now known as Throckmorton County. Vial passed between the Clear Fork and Main Fork of the Brazos River in 1786 while searching for a direct route between San Antonio and Santa Fe. No other major activity is recorded in the county until 1849, when Captain Randolph B. Marcy, commander of a U. S. military escort expedition led by Lieutenant J. E. Johnson, passed through the county. In 1837, the Republic of Texas established Fannin County, which included the area now known as Throckmorton County. In 1858, Throckmorton County was established. Williamsburg was designated as county seat.
The county was named in honor of Dr. William E. Throckmorton, an early north Texas pioneer and the father of James W. Throckmorton, who became governor of Texas. Organization of the county was delayed until 1879. In 1854, Captain Marcy returned to the county in search of suitable locations for a reservation for Texas Indians, he surveyed and established the tract of land that became known as the Comanche Indian Reservation, adjacent to the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in the county. The reservation consisted of 18,576 acres of land extending well out from both sides of the river; the location was ideal because it provided plenty of running hunting opportunities. Marcy met with Sanaco and the Tecumseh leaders of the southern band of Comanche Indians in an attempt to persuade them to move to the reservation, which they began doing in 1855. In January 1856, Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston established Camp Cooper on the banks of the Clear Fork to protect the reservation. Captain Robert E. Lee served as commander of the camp from April 9, 1856, to July 22, 1857.
In 1859, persons living on the Comanche Indian Reservation were uprooted and moved to the Oklahoma Indian Territory. In 1861, a few months before the start of the Civil War, Camp Cooper was abandoned by federal troops in the face of building political tension between north and south. From 1847 until the start of the Civil War, several settlers moved into the county, living in the vicinity of Camp Cooper; when the camp was abandoned, most of the settlers moved east into a line of forts that offered protection from the Northern Comanche Indians. In 1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail stage line began operating with two relay stations in Throckmorton County. One, called Franz's Station, another was Clear Fork of the Brazos station on the east bank of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, a short distance above its confluence with Lambshead Creek, in southwestern Throckmorton County. Following the Civil War, Fort Griffin was established in 1867 along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River directly south of the Throckmorton - Shackleford County line.
With federal troops in the area, most of the old settlers returned to the county and many new ones arrived. The first settlements were in areas along the Clear Fork, where the natural environment was best and wildlife was abundant. Vast herds of buffalo roamed with buffalo hunters being headquartered at Fort Griffin; the first settlers were cattlemen who used the open range at will and moved cattle northward along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Farmers moved into the survey area and homesteaded on small tracts of land. Federal troops abandoned Fort Griffin in 1881; this signaled the end of the region's frontier era. Glenn Reynolds was the first sheriff of Texas, he moved to Arizona and was elected sheriff of Globe, Gila County, Arizona. On November 2, 1889, while transporting Apache Indian prisoners to Yuma State Prison, he and Deputy Sheriff Williams Holmes, were overpowered outside of Kelvin and killed by them. One of these prisoners was the infamous Apache Kid.. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 915 square miles, of which 913 square miles are land and 2.9 square miles are covered by water.
U. S. Highway 183 U. S. Highway 283 U. S. Highway 380 State Highway 79 State Highway 222 Baylor County Young County Stephens County Shackelford County Haskell County Archer County Knox County As of the census of 2010, there were 1,641 people. There were 1,079 housing units; the racial makeup of the county was 94.8% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.6% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races. 9.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,850 people, 765 households, 534 families residing in the county; the population density was 2 people per square mile. There were 1,066 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.11% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 5.57% from other races, 1.78% from two or more races. 9.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 765 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.10% were non-families.
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
Young County, Texas
Young County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 18,550, its county seat is Graham. The county was created in 1856 and organized in 1874, it is named for an early Texas settler and soldier. The Brazos Indian Reservation, founded by General Randolph B. Marcy in 1854, provided a safety area from warring Comanche for Delaware, Tonkawa, Wichita and Caddo. Within the reservation, each tribe had cultivated agricultural crops. Government-contracted beef cattle were delivered each week. Citizens were unable to distinguish between reservation and nonreservation tribes, blaming Comanche and Kiowa depredations on the reservation Indians. A newspaper in Jacksboro, titled The White Man advocated removal of all tribes from North Texas. During December 1858, Choctaw Tom, a Yowani married to a Hasinai woman, at times an interpreter to Sam Houston, a group of reservation Indians received permission for an off-the-reservation hunt. On December 27, Captain Peter Garland and a vigilante group charged Choctaw Tom’s camp, indiscriminately murdering and injuring women and children along with the men..
Governor Hardin Richard Runnels ordered John Henry Brown to the area with 100 troops. An examining trial was conducted about the Choctaw Tom raid. May 1859, John Baylor and a number of whites confronted United States troops at the reservation, demanding the surrender of certain tribal individuals; the military balked, Baylor retreated, but in so doing killed an Indian woman and an old man. Baylor’s group was attacked by Indians off the reservation, where the military had no authority to intervene. In May 1871, Kiowa medicine man Satank, Kiowa chiefs Satanta, Addo-etta and Maman-ti led a force of over 100 Kiowa, Kiowa-Apaches and Cheyenne warriors from the Oklahoma Fort Sill Reservation into Texas. On May 18, the Indians attacked a wagon train belonging to Henry Warren, killing all but the five who escaped. Commanding General of the United States Army William Tecumseh Sherman arrested Satank and Big Tree at Fort Sill and had them tried in civil court in Jacksboro. Satank was killed in an attempted escape, others were found guilty and sentenced to hang.
Their sentences were commuted by Governor Edmund J. Davis at the request of a group of Quakers, they were paroled; the incident was a key element. Spanish explorer Diego Ortiz Parrilla the county en route to the Taovaya Indian Village on Red River. Pedro Vial came through the region in 1789; the county was included in the 1841 Republic of Texas empresario Peters Colony land grant. The Young County portion of the grant remained unsettled until the 1850s. In 1851, Bvt. Brig. Gen. William G. Belknap founded the United States Army Fort Belknap; the fort was surrendered to the Confederacy in 1861, reoccupied by federal troops in 1867. John and Will Peveler established a ranch 2 mi below Fort Belknap. Young County was established by the Texas Legislature in 1856 from Bosque and Fannin Counties and organized that same year. Belknap became the county seat. Many of the citizens abandoned the area during the American Civil War due to Indian depredations. In 1865, the county's government was dissolved, the county records were transferred to Jacksboro.
The county was reorganized in 1874, the county records were brought back from Jacksboro. This time, the new town of Graham, platted in 1873, was chosen as the county seat. Gustavus and Edwin Graham began the town of Graham in 1872, opened the saltworks in 1869. An 1876 area rancher meeting in Graham, regarding cattle rustling, became the beginnings of what is now known as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. In 1891, a group of investors formed the Graham Mining Company in hopes of mining gold and coal in the area. Between 1874 and 1910, railroad lines contributed to the county economy and facilitated transportation, including the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway, the Wichita Falls and Southern, the Gulf and Western Railroad. Federal programs came to the assistance of ranchers during the Great Depression; the Work Projects Administration restored old Fort Belknap in 1936. In the 1930s, Young County joined 65 other counties to form the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District.
Oil exploration and production opened the 20th century, had Lindy Lou No. 1 well come in. Actual production of petroleum began in 1920, boom towns sprang up around the county. By 1990 - 3,431,000 barrels had been produced. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 931 square miles, of which 914 square miles are land and 16 square miles are covered by water. U. S. Highway 380 State Highway 16 State Highway 67 State Highway 79 State Highway 114 Archer County Jack County Palo Pinto County Stephens County Throckmorton County As of the census of 2000, 17,943 people, 7,167 households, 5,081 families resided in the county; the population density was 20 people per square mile. The 8,504 housing units averaged 9 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 1.21% Black, 0.64% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.28% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races. About 10.62% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 7,167 households, 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female hou
Olney is a city in Young County, United States. The population was 3,285 in 2010. Olney is located at 33°22′5″N 98°45′29″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles, all of it land. The Town is 45 miles south of Wichita Falls; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,396 people, 1,405 households, 896 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,654.8 people per square mile. There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 812.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 89.78% White, 2.47% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.59% from other races, 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.43% of the population. There were 1,405 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,991, the median income for a family was $29,274. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,466 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,723. About 18.3% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over. The Olney Community Library and Arts Center is located on the Olney school campus at 807 W. Hamilton. Olney is the home of the One-Arm Dove Hunt. Olney is served by the Olney Independent School District. Olney Municipal Airport is 3 miles southwest of the city, includes the Air Tractor company with 270 employees, manufacturing agricultural aircraft.
The airport is the flight test site for the Carter Personal Air Vehicle, as well as training for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Kyle Clifton, former NFL player Jim Grisham, former NFL player George D. Keathley, Medal of Honor recipient Bob Oliver, American football player Johnny Vaught, legendary Ole Miss head coach, member of the College Football Hall of Fame Frank Pollard, Baptist pastor and preacher on the former "Baptist Hour" radio broadcast and president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Bob Lilly, "Mr. Cowboy" former Dallas Cowboy Defensive Tackle and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame James Vick, UFC Lightweight Fighter The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Olney has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. City of Olney, Texas official website The Handbook of Texas Online: Olney, Texas One Arm Dove Hunt official website Olney Enterprise
U.S. Route 283
U. S. Route 283 is a spur of U. S. Route 83, it runs for 731 miles from Brady, Texas at U. S. Route 87 to Lexington, Nebraska at U. S. Route 30, it passes through the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. This route went southeast from Albany via Cisco, Rising Star, Brownwood to end at Brady. In 1951, this route became US 380, US 183, US 377, it was rerouted to its current routing between Albany and Brady in 1951, replacing the old route of US 183. US-283 enters Oklahoma from Texas in rural Jackson County at a crossing of the Red River, it runs concurrently with State Highway 5 for several miles past Elmer and continues north to Altus, the largest Oklahoma town on the route. At the intersection of U. S. Highway 62 in Altus, SH-5 splits off and 283 joins with State Highway 6 for the next 12 miles before it takes a western bend to the town of Mangum; the route continues northwesterly. Through northwestern Oklahoma, US-283 passes through sparsely populated areas and is the main north–south traffic corridor.
After passing through Cheyenne, 283 meanders through Black Kettle National Grassland crosses the Canadian River. It continues north to Arnett where it joins with State Highway 51 west for 7 miles turns north again passing through Shattuck and Laverne following part of State Highway 15 along the way. North of Laverne, 283 turns west for 2 miles to visit the town of Rosston turns north again to cross the Cimarron River shortly before leaving the state for Kansas; some points of interest along US-283 in Oklahoma include the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. US-283 enters from Oklahoma south of Englewood in Clark County, passes through unpopulated areas of the county until joining up for a brief concurrency with U. S. Route 160. Following the split, US-283 continues north through Minneola before making its way into Dodge City, the only town with a population of more than 3,300 the highway passes through in the Sunflower State. At Dodge City, US-283 jogs east, it meets with U. S. Route 400. After passing the airport, the route bends northeast before joining U.
S. Route 50 and U. S. Route 56 for a brief stint. US-50 and US-56 split east towards Kinsley, US-283 resumes a due northerly course through open fields before reaching Jetmore, where K-156 crosses in an east–west direction. K-156 heads to Garden City westbound and Great Bend eastbound; the highway continues on another stretch through sparsely populated farmland before reaching Ness City and K-96, the first of two junctions in Ness County. The other junction in the county is at K-4 near Ransom; the highway reaches Interstate 70 in WaKeeney, makes a brief jog east through downtown WaKeeney before turning back to the north. US-283 between Ransom and I-70 was closed for much of 2006 as part of a major reconstruction program; the highway continues north to Hill City, where it crosses U. S. Route 24; the route stays on course until it reaches southern Norton County, where it has a brief concurrency with K-9. At the split, K-9 continues west to Lenora, US-283 resumes a straight northerly direction until the city of Norton, where after crossing U.
S. Route 36, it reaches Nebraska 11 miles later. With the exception of small sections in Dodge City, all portions of US-283 in Kansas are two-laned. U. S. Highway 283 enters Nebraska south of Arapahoe. At Arapahoe, US 283 meets U. S. Highway 6 and U. S. Highway 34, it continues north through Elwood turns northeast. Near Lexington, US 283 crosses the Platte River and intersects Interstate 80, it continues north into Lexington as a divided highway, turns back to a 2 lane road, crosses the Union Pacific railroad tracks via an overpass, after taking 2 right turns on city streets, it ends at an intersection with U. S. Highway 30. Texas US 87 northwest of Brady US 67 / US 84 in Santa Anna. US 67/US 283 travels concurrently through Santa Anna. US 84/US 283 travels concurrently to Coleman. I‑20 in Baird US 180 in Albany; the highways travel concurrently through Albany. US 183 south of Throckmorton; the highways travel concurrently to Vernon. US 380 in Throckmorton US 277 south-southwest of Seymour; the highways travel concurrently to Mabelle.
US 82 north-northeast of Seymour. The highways travel concurrently to Mabelle. US 70 / US 183 / US 287 in Vernon Oklahoma US 62 in Altus I‑40 in Sayre US 60 east of Arnett; the highways travel concurrently to west of Arnett. US 270 / US 412 south-southeast of Laverne US 64 east of Rosston; the highways travel concurrently to northwest of Rosston. Kansas US 160 north of Englewood; the highways travel concurrently to south-southeast of Minneola. US 54 in Minneola US 56 / US 400 south of Dodge City. US 56/US 283 travels concurrently to. US 283/US 400 travels concurrently to Dodge City. US 50 east-northeast of Dodge City; the highways travel concurrently to west-southwest of Wright. I‑70 / US 40 in WaKeeney US 24 in Hill City US 36 in Norton Nebraska US 6 / US 34 in Arapahoe I‑80 south of Lexington US 30 in Lexington Endpoints of U. S. Highway 283
Throckmorton is a town in Throckmorton County, United States. The population was 828 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Throckmorton County. Throckmorton is located at 33°10′53″N 99°10′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all of it land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Throckmorton has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, 828 people, a decrease of 8.51% since 2000, lived in Throckmorton. The city had 477 housing units, with 116 of them vacant; the racial makeup of the town was 93.50% White, 0.12% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 4.11% from other races]], 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.27% of the population. As of the census of 2000, 905 people, 386 households, 265 families resided in the town; the population density was 539.4 people per square mile.
The 477 housing units averaged 284.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 90.50% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.29% from other races, 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 12.04% of the population. Of the 386 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were not families. About 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87. In the town, the population was distributed as 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44 26.4% from 45 to 64, 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,453, for a family was $36,250.
Males had a median income of $22,778 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,400. About 11.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. The Town of Throckmorton is served by the Throckmorton Independent School District and home to the Throckmorton High School Greyhounds. Bob Lilly, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, was born in Olney in 1939 and raised in Throckmorton; because of the 1950s drought, his family moved to Pendleton, where Lilly went to Pendleton High School for his senior year. He played college football at TCU in Fort Worth. Official website