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Corn, Oklahoma

Summary
Corn is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 503 at the 2010 census. Geography Corn is located 13 miles northeast of Cordell in west-central Oklahoma. The U.S. Census Bureau, reports that the town has a total area of , all land. History Origins of the town name The word "Korn" itself is a German word translated in English as "grain". 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. As a result of anti-German sentiment during World War I, the name of the town was permanently changed from "Korn" to "Corn". Founding and early years The town of Corn, or Korn—as it was spelled at that time—was originally settled by German-speaking Russian Mennonites. Around the time of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Land Run of 1892, Mennonite missionary John J. Kliewer, who was stationed at nearby
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