Inola, Oklahoma

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Inola, Oklahoma
Town
Nickname(s): Hay Capital of the World
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyRogers
Area
 • Total6.6 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,788
 • Density242.9/sq mi (93.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code74036
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-37100[1]
GNIS feature ID1094108[2]
 
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Inola, Oklahoma
Town
Nickname(s): Hay Capital of the World
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyRogers
Area
 • Total6.6 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,788
 • Density242.9/sq mi (93.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code74036
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-37100[1]
GNIS feature ID1094108[2]

Inola is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. It is included in the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (TMSA). The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census, a 12.5 percent increase from 1,589 at the 2000 census.[3] The name Inola is a Cherokee word meaning "Black Fox."[4] The town styles itself as "The Hay Capital of the World."[5]

Geography[edit]

Inola is located at 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389 (36.133182, -95.523938)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.91%) is water.

Black Fox Power Plant[edit]

The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles outside of Inola, Oklahoma, and encompass the use of two General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors. While PSO initially wooed the citizens of Inola with the promises of economic growth and better schools, after the Three Mile Island accident, and accidents at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant, the people became disillusioned with the idea of housing such a facility in their backyards. After nine years of court battles, the decision was abandoned in 1982 and no complex would be built. However, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) allowed PSO to pass their losses onto PSO consumers with a rate hike to replace the money lost. It has recently been suggested again.[citation needed]

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. 
  3. ^ MuniNetGuide: Inola, Oklahoma.[1].
  4. ^ ,O'Dell, Larry. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture."Inola" Retrieved March 19, 2012.[2]
  5. ^ "Inola: A Country Way of Life". Inola Chamber of Commerse. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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