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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Cashion is approximately 430 (1990), 802 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 203 (1990), 300 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cashion is 1.738 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cashion to Washington DC is 1191 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cashion is positioned 35.80 degrees north of the equator and 97.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cashion elevation is 1,190 feet above sea level.
The Cashion city color is Blue.


near Oklahoma City.
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History & History Related Items

Began as the Town of Downs on a hill 3 miles south of Cimarron River. The first branchline of the Santa Fe and Rock Island Railroads met just 1/2 mile south of the hill at the county line. Downs, which had been declared the State Capital (for a day vetoed by the Territorial Governor), was taken down and moved down the hill to the railroad at what became Cashion.

Named for Roy Cashion of Hennessy Oklahoma, Roy passed through the area on his way to join the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. Cashion was killed (shot in head) in the famous charge on San Juan Hill, Cuba. He is believed to be the first Oklahoman to die in battle on foreign soil.

Cashion (the town) was established and boomed with growth reaching its peak by 1915-16. At this time both railroads were running two trains a day into town from both Guthrie (Santa Fe) and from Kingfisher (Rock Island). An oil boom brought in the "Cashion Pool" which was considered the largest single pool ever discovered, running from south of Cashion to near Kansas just west of Enid.

Incorporated in 1900, Cashion was known as "The Town too Tough to die", While the neighboring towns of Downs, Wandell, Big Four, Lockridge, Navina, Reeding, Columbia and Lincoln Town all folded up and vanished in the great depression and shortly thereafter, Cashion hung on. Today, the town is again on the grow and business opportunities abound. Some 30 new homes are built each year as new residents commute the 15-20 miles to Oklahoma City, Guthrie or Kingfisher.
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The incorporation of Cashion

April 1900


Site of Downs, a Ghost Town that was once the State Capital for a day.

City Park (On Main Street) with sheltered Picnic and BBQ site.

New Park (On Blvd.) new baseball fields (3) with stands and concessions - Antique Tractor grounds in New Park.

Planned programs include a 30+ acre park with a Civic Center, Nature area, creek and trail system, a pond stocked with fish
Close to Oklahoma City, yet far into the country, Just a 15 minute drive to major Malls on the north fringe of the City.

With the current growth rate, there is an abundance of opportunity for retail investment, food service, hardware and other industry. If the growth continues it is safe to say Cashion may surpass its neighboring towns in size within a generation!
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Cashion City Government

Town Hall
120 S. Main St.
Cashion, OK. 73016
Phone 405-433-2243

City officials (7-2000)
Mayor: The Hon. Mike Herman Councilman Robert Mann
City Clerk: Melissia Jindra

Fire Department: Volunteer Fire Department located at the corner of Main and Logan
James Wheelbarger: Fire Chief
Emergency phone number: 405-433-2555

Police Department: 2 full time officers + 10 reserve officers
120 South Main Street
Chuck Ley: Chief of Police
Phone: 405-433-2881

City Clerk: Melissia Jindra
Town Hall
120 S. Main St.
Cashion, Ok. 73016
Phone: 405-433-2243

Cashion Utilities (Water, Sewer, Gas & Trash) are municipally owned
Phone: 405-433-2243

PHONE: Southwest Bell Telephone
Residential: 800-403-3302
Business: 800-499-7928

Cashion Community Events

First Saturday in November each year
Holiday Parade and Centennial Festival
Place: Main Street
Time: all day
Parade, BBQ, Craft Fair, Music and fun for all, all day Saturday. Come and enjoy a fun family event as we lead off the long list of Oklahoma's holiday festivals.
This has grown into a regional event which draws many more people then the City houses. This is a great chance to "meet Cashion".

Cashion Schools

Cashion Public Schools
N Third St At Guthrie Ave
Cashion, OK 73016
Phone: 405-433-2741 Cashion


Current Building (value of properties under construction) within the Cashion School District:
Over $ 110,000,000 dollars!

Projects Planned:
Main Street Program
Centennial Park (a 35 acre nature park with trail system and lake)

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