Cooperton

Name:

Cooperton

County:

Kiowa

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

34°51′58″N 98°52′12″W / 34.86611°N 98.87000°W / 34.86611

Elevation:

1,555 ft (474 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Cooperton is a town in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16 at the 2010 census, a decline of 20 percent from 20 at the 2000 census.

Remains:

This community, originally called Cooper, was planned in 1899 by Frank Cooper, who had organized a settlement company in anticipation of the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation in August 1901. Learning that the land would be granted by lottery instead of a run, Cooper requested and was granted 320 acres for members of his company. The name had to be changed to Cooperton, because there was already another community named Cooper in the territory.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Cooperton had one hundred residents by 1910, and reached its peak population of 187 by 1940. Thereafter, the population declined, reaching 20 by the start of the 21st Century.

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