John Fields, "Corn, Oklahoma's Leading Crop," Sturm's Oklahoma Magazine 7 (January 1909). 0000041099 00000 n Contact between Europeans and American Indians served colonists well in that native corn was a gift to humankind thereafter. 0000004765 00000 n Negotiations between the U.S. government and the Cherokee Nation in 1893 led to the opening of a portion of Cherokee lands to non-Indian settlement. The Choctaw exported corn for manufactured items, and the Creek sold their surplus crop to the troops at Fort Gibson or to contractors who supplied other immigrant tribes. Fortunately, greater forage amounts prevented a repeat of the hardships of the 1930s, and the corn yield per acre remained relatively high. The per capita income for the town was $15,632. 0000001822 00000 n =��#�=��#�=��#�=��#�=��#�=��OA��>} 0000018773 00000 n (16417.A, Frederick S. Barde Collection, OHS). 0000010157 00000 n By the 1970s feedlots appeared in western Oklahoma, and cattle and hogs (poultry, similarly, in the south and east) were confined, corn-fed, and sold to meat-packers. 0000014145 00000 n Corn in the field on the Seay farm near Tecumseh(16417.A, Frederick S. Barde Collection, OHS). The website also has canning & freezing instructions, related events and fun and listings for every other state and many countries! In 1950 Muskogee County again led the state by producing 1,016,800 bushels of corn, followed by Garvin County with 884,800. The value of production of corn in the state totaled about $5.5 billion in 2017. 0000041213 00000 n [3], Agriculture has been a primary base for Corn and the surrounding county. From 1970 through the end of the twentieth century Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle dominated the state's corn harvest, with yields ranging from 2,397,000 bushels in 1980 to 16,180,000 in 2000. There were 226 housing units at an average density of 623.4 per square mile (242.4/km2). �2;٧���>�4���@s�9�`4���@s�9�`V���G9K1K9K1K9K1K9K1K��!s�b�r�b�r��*�Q���Gя����U���G�5���3�~���1� ~���7� ~���7� ~���7� ~���7� ~���7x�E�YU9��T���f��ʘe~�o.^����u���cZ2�ej^+�Jt}�XɆ���U�f� �4&? 0000003629 00000 n The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.17. [9] Several sources confirm that the town settled by German immigrants received its name because its first post office was located in (or near) a corn field. [11] Between the years 1893 and 1920, a total of eight Mennonite churches within an 8-mile radius of the town were established. Copyright to all articles and other content in the online and print versions of The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History is held by the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS). By the late 1890s corn surpassed all other Oklahoma crops in total acreage sown, only to fall behind wheat and cotton production in years following. When Kendall's planned townsite failed to develop at the location, the post office was once again moved in 1903 to the present day site of the town of Corn, finding its new home in the merchandise store of George B. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% of the population. 0000052972 00000 n Wikimedia Commons/Sam Fentress There's a reason the University of Nebraska's mascot is the Cornhusker: the state is a huge grower and producer of corn in the US. A vast land rush brought homesteaders to the Cherokee Outlet, located across the northern tier of present Oklahoma, to claim sites suitable for farming. [21], Corn was also home to the grandmother of Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., who found fame as a popular singer and songwriter and changed his name to John Denver.[22]. %PDF-1.4 %���� As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 591 people, 198 households, and 136 families residing in the town. Muskogee County led the state in production with 746,400 bushels in 1933. Cattle and corn have always been compatible. [19] As of 2016, it was serving grades 7-12. [13] To mark its centennial year, Corn received a historical marker from the state honoring both its agricultural and Mennonite heritage. This was due to the combination of their German heritage and their particular Mennonite/Anabaptist theological convictions, which dictated their conscientious objection to participation in warfare. Corn is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. Grady and Caddo counties led in corn production soon after 1907 statehood, with harvests of 3,861,270 and 3,720,109 bushels, respectively. 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Kliewer, who was stationed at nearby Shelly Indian Mission, invited fellow Mennonites from Kansas to homestead lands left unclaimed by Cheyennes and Arapahos.