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Cashion. . . then and now. 

The Rock Island railroads converged at Cashion on land owned by the Guthrie & Kingfisher Improvement Company. William C. Grimes was the president of the Guthrie & Kingfisher Improvement Company at the time.

On April 26, 1900, the Guthrie & Kingfisher Improvement Company held a sale of lots. The first train arrived from Kingfisher on May 29, 1900, and the second, from Seward, on July 1, 1900. Named for Roy Vincent Cashion, a Hennessey boy killed at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, Cashion was incorporated in 1901.

Soon after its founding, the town had two grocers, two saloons, a dry goods store, a livery and feed stable, about a dozen other retail businesses, and the First National Bank. Although in 1909 state gazetteer claimed 420 residents, the first official census figures indicated 256 residents in 1907, and the 1910 census counted 289. By that time, the community supported multiple religious organizations, two banks, two telephone exchanges, and a weekly newspaper. The 2023 US census listed the population of Cashion at 901.

El Reno Mill & Elevator and Farmers Cooperative Gin & Mill companies handled the township's crops -primarily wheat.


Newspapers serving the residents included The Cashion Advance from 1901 to 1907, The Citizen in 1909, and The Independent from 1908 through 1939.

Today, Cashion still has those same country values.  The residents pride themselves on looking out for neighbors and they wave at each other as they drive by.  

 Small local businesses are a driving force, and the community loves to support them. Cashion is 22 minutes from OKC yet still nestled safely away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. 

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