|— Town —|
|Physiographic region||Llano Estacado|
|Elevation||2,982 ft (909 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Website||Handbook of Texas|
McAdoo is named for the former United States Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, son-in-law of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Texas politician, journalist, and attorney Marshall Formby was reared in McAdoo and is interred there at McAdoo Cemetery. Formby's nephew, Clint Formby, who was also reared in McAdoo, maintains the longest running radio broadcast by a single host in the United States.
The McAdoo school was consolidated with the Spur Independent School District in 1985.
The McAdoo Eagles won 3 Class B state basketball championships in the early 1960s. They are the only school in Dickens County to have won any state championship, excluding track, in sports.
Invenergy LLC constructed a 150 MW wind power plant near this community. The project consists of 100 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and came online in late summer/early fall 2008. The project is providing a large economic boost for the area and most of the population.
- "McAdoo". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "Henri Brickey, Hereford radioman still going after decades". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, March 6, 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
- Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McAdoo, Texas
- Photos of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
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