Wichita Falls, Texas

city in Texas, United States of America

Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita Couty, Texas, United States. The population of Wichita Falls was 107,000 in 2006. The mayors of Wichita Falls are Glenn Barham, Linda Ammons, Michael Smith, Dorothy Roberts Burns, Rick Hatcher, Tim Ingle and Mary Ward. Wichita Falls was founded on Sept. 27, 1872 when the Choctaw Indians settled the area in the early 18th century and then white settlers arrived in the 1860s to form cattle ranches.

City of Wichita Falls
A map of Wichita Falls in 1890.
A map of Wichita Falls in 1890.
City of Wichita Falls is located in Texas
City of Wichita Falls
City of Wichita Falls
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°53′49″N 98°30′54″W / 33.89694°N 98.51500°W / 33.89694; -98.51500
CountryUnited States
FoundedSeptember 27, 1872
 • TypeCity Council
 • MayorGlenn Barham
Linda Ammons
Michael Smith
Dorothy Roberts Burns
Rick Hatcher
Tim Ingle
Mary Ward
 • City70.1 sq mi (183.1 km2)
 • Land70.66 sq mi (183.0 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
948 ft (289 m)
 • City107,000
 • Density1,474.1/sq mi (569.1/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (CDT)
Area code940
FIPS code48-79000[1]
GNIS feature ID1376776[2]

References Edit

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websites Edit