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Wichita County

CASHION, TEXAS

Wichita County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

34 2" 11" N, 98 30" 30" W (34.036389, -98.508333)
State Highway 240
8 Miles N of Wichita Falls
Population: 348 (2010) 550 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town dates to 1897 when a man named Hi Willis bought land here. In 1902 there were enough children in the area (12 to be exact) to require a school - which was named after Wichita County commissioner T. J. Cashion.

In 1913 a Baptist church was organized and a new building was dedicated in 1918 - the year that oil was discovered. Cashion became something of a boom town. Wells were drilled everywhere - including the church yard.

The elevated status of the town drew other regional schools into Cashion's academic orbit and a new school was built to accommodate the influx. The 1930-31 school year had 286 students.

But production in the oil field declined - and workers sought work elsewhere - taking their children out of school. The high school closed in 1936 and students transferred to Burkburnett. After WWII, the school was auctioned off. The population dropped to the point where the census enumerators passed Cashion by.

But by 2000, Cashion had 550 people residing there and the old school was remembered on a Texas Historical Commission marker.



Cashion, Texas Area Towns:
Wichita Falls | Burkburnett
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