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Sentinel, Oklahoma

Summary
Sentinel is a town in Washita County, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 901 in the 2010 census, an increase of 4.9 percent from the figure of 859 residents in 2000. Towns near Sentinel are Rocky, Cordell, Canute, and Burnsflat. History Located in southwestern Washita County, Sentinel lies at the intersection of State Highways 44 and 55. The town is primarily an agriculture-based community. The 1892 Cheyenne and Arapaho Opening brought non-Indians into the region. In 1898, R. B. Gore, a pioneer of Old Greer County, established a small general merchandise store in the area and applied for a post office. On March 6, 1899, the Post Office Department approved the application and designated the locale as Sentinel, Oklahoma Territory. The name originated from Cloud Chief's Herald-Sentinel newspaper. This store was approximately one mile east of the present town. In 1901, the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, later bought by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe R
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