Wauhillau, Oklahoma

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Wauhillau, Oklahoma
Census-designated place
Adair County Oklahoma incorporated and unincorporated areas Wauhillau highlighted.svg
Location within Adair County and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°51′25″N94°46′23″W / 35.85694°N 94.77306°W / 35.85694; -94.77306 Coordinates: 35°51′25″N94°46′23″W / 35.85694°N 94.77306°W / 35.85694; -94.77306
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Adair
Area
  Total 7.93 sq mi (20.55 km2)
  Land 7.90 sq mi (20.45 km2)
  Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 345
  Density 44/sq mi (16.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-79150 [1]
GNIS feature ID 2584395 [2]

Wauhillau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 345 at the 2010 census. [3]

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Adair County, Oklahoma County in the United States

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,286. Its county seat is Stilwell. Adair County was named after the Adair family of the Cherokee tribe. One source says that the county was specifically named for Watt Adair, one of the first Cherokees to settle in the area.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

Geography

Wauhillau occupies a large rural area in western Adair County and is centered at 35°51′25″N94°46′23″W / 35.85694°N 94.77306°W / 35.85694; -94.77306 . Oklahoma State Highway 51 forms the northeastern edge of the CDP. It is 11 miles (18 km) west of Stilwell, the county seat, and 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Tahlequah in Cherokee County.

Oklahoma State Highway 51 highway in Oklahoma

State Highway 51, abbreviated to SH-51 or OK-51, is a major state highway in Oklahoma. It runs for 333 miles east–west across the state, running from the Texas state line to Arkansas. It is the third-longest state highway in the system.

Stilwell, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Stilwell is a city and county seat of Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 3,949 at the 2010, an increase of 20.5 percent from 3,276 at the 2000 census. In 1949, the Oklahoma governor and legislature proclaimed Stilwell as the "Strawberry Capital of the World." Stilwell also serves as a gateway to Lake Tenkiller and the former Adair State Park. Residents of Stilwell have a life expectancy of just 56.3 years, the lowest in the United States.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It is part of the Green Country region of Oklahoma and was established as a capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as part of the new settlement in Indian Territory after the Cherokee Native Americans were forced west from the American Southeast on the Trail of Tears.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.93 square miles (20.55 km2), of which 7.90 square miles (20.45 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.48%, is water. [3]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

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References

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wauhillau CDP, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 12, 2013.