McAdoo is an unincorporated community in northwestern Dickens County, Texas, United States.

McAdoo, Texas
McAdoo, Texas
Small grain handling facility in McAdoo
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Coordinates: 33°44′02″N 101°00′23″W / 33.73389°N 101.00639°W / 33.73389; -101.00639Coordinates: 33°44′02″N 101°00′23″W / 33.73389°N 101.00639°W / 33.73389; -101.00639
Country United States
State Texas
CountyDickens
Physiographic regionLlano Estacado
Founded1915
Elevation2,982 ft (909 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code806
WebsiteHandbook of Texas

HistoryEdit

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, maintained the longest running radio broadcast by a single host in the United States.[2]

EducationEdit

The McAdoo school was consolidated with the Spur Independent School District in 1985.[citation needed] The former McAdoo Independent School District was disestablished on July 1, 1985.[3]

EconomyEdit

Wind energyEdit

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.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McAdoo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Henri Brickey, Hereford radioman still going after decades". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. March 6, 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "CONSOLIDATIONS, ANNEXATIONS AND NAME CHANGES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  4. ^ Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

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