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Goodwell

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Goodwell is a town in Texas County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,293 at the 2010 census. Goodwell is home of Oklahoma Panhandle State University.HistoryIn 1901, Goodwell was established as a switch along the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. The switch was named Goodwell because a "good well" was found there. In 1903, Goodwell was established and celebrated its centennial in 2003.In 1909, the Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute was established in Goodwell. Its name was changed to Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College (PAMC) in 1921, then to Oklahoma Panhandle State College of Agriculture and Applied Science in 1967, then to its current name of Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 1974.Goodwell is home of the No Man's Land Museum, which was originally established in 1932 as a project of the science department at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1933, the No Man's Land Historical Society was established and took control of the museum.On June 24, 2012, two Union Pacific trains collided head-on and caught on fire about 1mi east of Goodwell. Three Union Pacific employees on the two trains died. One survivor of the crash escaped injury by leaping from the train when he saw a crash was imminent.GeographyGoodwell is located at 36°35'36" North, 101°37'47" West . According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2sqmi. 1.2sqmi of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
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