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Freedom

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Freedom is a town in Woods County, Oklahoma, United States. It lies twenty-five miles west of Alva, Oklahoma, on State Highway 64, on the banks of the Cimarron river. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 289.HistoryOn September 13 and 14, 1878, the Battle of Turkey Springs was fought approximately ten miles northeast of present-day Freedom. It was the last known encounter between the United States Cavalry and American Indians in Oklahoma.In the late 1800s, following the Cherokee Strip Land Run, farmers and ranchers began a small settlement in the area. This 1893 land run, combined with the building of the Buffalo and Northwestern Railroad in 1917–20, incentivized many settlers to homestead 160-acre tracts in the area. The community of Freedom - so-named by the postal service - was granted a post office in 1901, with Mrs. Adlah Annis serving as its first postmaster. It wasn't until 1925, however, that Freedom became officially incorporated, with a population of 251.The community of Freedom is known as the smallest certified city (as opposed to a town) in the state of Oklahoma.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 271 people, 108 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 776.7 people per square mile (299.0/km2). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 369.7 per square mile (142.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.94% White, 0.74% Asian, 2.21% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population.
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