Caddo County was organized on August 6, 1901 when much of southwestern Oklahoma was opened by land lottery. Caddo comes from an Indian word, Kaddi, meaning "life" or "chief." The county is primarily agricultural and produces much of Oklahoma's peanuts, alfalfa and wheat. As one of the original five "Main Street" communities in the state, Anadarko, the county seat, has sought to establish the economic and historical restoration of its downtown area. It is the site of Western Farmers Electric Co-op and Hollytex Carpet Mills, the largest industries in Caddo County. The American Indian Exposition, the largest event of its kind in the world, is held annually in Anadarko, as are the Southern Plains Indian Rendezvous Art Show and the Pumpkin Festival of the Arts. There are three historical societies in Caddo County. They are: Cyril Historical Society in Cyril, Hinton Historical Society in Hinton, and the Philomathic Museum in Anadarko. The National Hall of Fame for American Indians and Tourist Information Center is located on Highway 62 in Anadarko. Location: Caddo County located in southwestern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 36.0 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.8 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Anadarko Distances: Anadarko to: Lawton - 40 miles Oklahoma City - 65 miles Altus - 93 miles Land Area: 1,290 square miles of level plains and rolling hills
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Caddo County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Providing programs in agriculture, 4-H, family consumer sciences, horticulture and rural development. Includes news and events. Located in Anadarko.
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