Felt, Oklahoma

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Felt, Oklahoma
Cimarron County Oklahoma incorporated and unincorporated areas Felt highlighted.svg
Location in Cimarron County and state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°34′3″N102°47′37″W / 36.56750°N 102.79361°W / 36.56750; -102.79361 Coordinates: 36°34′3″N102°47′37″W / 36.56750°N 102.79361°W / 36.56750; -102.79361
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Cimarron
Area
  Total0.53 sq mi (1.36 km2)
  Land0.53 sq mi (1.36 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
4,450 ft (1,360 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total93
  Density177/sq mi (68.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73937
FIPS code 40-25850

Felt is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 93. [1] It was named for C.F.W. Felt of the Santa Fe Railroad. Nearby is the Cedar Breaks Archeological District, included on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. The community is served by a post office (established July 16, 1926) and a school.

Felt was the original destination of the Elkhart and Santa Fe Railway. [2] This line, both leased to and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, [3] was built in 1925 from Elkhart, Kansas to the town, and extended into New Mexico in 1932; but, was abandoned in 1942. [4]

Geography

Felt is located in southwestern Cimarron County, near the western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Felt is less than 5 miles north of the Texas border, [5] and just over 12 miles east of the New Mexico border. [6] U.S. Routes 56, 64, and 412 pass concurrently through the community, leading northeast 20 miles (32 km) to Boise City, the Cimarron County seat, and southwest 24 miles (39 km) to the larger Clayton, New Mexico. The town is essentially surrounded by the Rita Blanca National Grassland. [7]

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References

  1. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Felt CDP, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. "Texas County". Dianna Everett, Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  3. Railroads of Oklahoma, June 6, 1870 to April 1, 1978. State of Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Survey Division. April 1, 1978. p. 37.
  4. "Cimarron County". Norma Gene Young, Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  5. "N0130 Rd to Felt, Oklahoma". Google Maps. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
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