Addington

Name:

Addington

County:

Jefferson

Zip Code:

73520

Latitude / Longitude:

34°14′36″N 97°58′0″W / 34.24333°N 97.96667°W / 34.24333

Elevation:

938 ft (286 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Addington is a town in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 114 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 2.6 percent from 117 at the 2000 census. The town was founded in 1890.

Remains:

The post office was established on January 8, 1896. The name of the town comes from the name of its first postmaster, James P. Addington. Located on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Daniel Leal was the first mayor, appointed by the governor. Former newspapers were the Addington Free Lance, the Addington Advertiser, the Addington Journal, and the Addington Herald.

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Current Status:

The town was incorporated in 1901. The peak population was in about 1915, with 1000 citizens. The town’s growth stopped about the time World War I began, and has continued to decline ever since. The post office in Addington is slated for possible closure by the US Postal service.

Remarks:

Addington is located at 34°14’36″N 97°58’0″W (34.243206, -97.966591). It is 6 miles (9.7 km) north and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Waurika, Oklahoma. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.