Cyril, Oklahoma


Cyril, Oklahoma
Cyril, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location of Cyril, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°53′53″N 98°12′10″W / 34.89806°N 98.20278°W / 34.89806; -98.20278Coordinates: 34°53′53″N 98°12′10″W / 34.89806°N 98.20278°W / 34.89806; -98.20278
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Caddo
Area
 – Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 – Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,365 ft (416 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 1,168
 – Density 2,028.6/sq mi (783.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73029
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-19000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1091906[2]

Cyril is a town in Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,168 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Cyril is located at 34°53′53″N 98°12′10″W / 34.89806°N 98.20278°W / 34.89806; -98.20278 (34.897969, -98.202843)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[1], there were 1,168 people, 438 households and 307 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,028.6 per square mile (777.5/km²). There were 523 housing units at an average density of 908.3 per square mile (348.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.16% White, 0.17% African American, 9.42% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 438 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

Age distribution was 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median household income was $27,772, and the median family income was $33,750. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,227. About 16.6% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

History

On August 25, 1901, Louise (probably called Cyril) Lookingglass, the infant daughter of Bayard (Monapahrah) and Laura (Tit-tah-ter-way) Lookingglass was allotted 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land that would become the Cyril townsite. Louise Lookingglass died in 1903. Bayard Lookingglass sold one-half of the allotment to Mr. and Mrs. Pierson on July 26, 1907. The Piersons sold the land to the Cyril Townsite and Development Company on September 10, 1907.[4]

 Although there is some dispute, the Cyril Station appears to have been named circa 1902 after Bayard and Laura Lookingglasses' daughter when they granted the railroad permission to build a section house next to the railroad stop. 

Some believed The Town of Cyril was named after the Cyril Station of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad. However a diligent search of all sources including Frisco Railroad, found no supporting evidence.[4]

The townsite was surveyed, plotted out and dedicated in September 1907. Construction began in early 1908 and by April there were 200 inhabitants, 3 hardware stores, 3 grocery stores, a general tin and pump house, restaurant, rooming house, pool hall, two barber shops, blacksmith shop, lumberyard, feed yard and feed mill.[4]

Utilities

  • Digital cable TV service, high-speed internet and digital telephone is provided by Southern Plains Cable Company.
  • Wireless high-speed Internet is provided by Wichita Online
  • Elgin's public works authority provides water, sewer, and sanitation services to the town.
  • Electric service is provided by American Electric Power Public Service Company of Oklahoma.
  • Natural gas service is provided by Oklahoma Natural Gas.

References

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