Enid (Oklahoma)

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Coordinates 36°24′2″N 97°52′51″W
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garfield
Founded 1893
Elevation 1,240 ft (378 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 73701, 73703
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-23950
GNIS feature ID 1092626
Website www.enid.org
Government (Type) Mayor-Council
Government (Mayor) George Pankonin
Government (City Manager) Jerald Gilbert
Government (City) 74.04 sq mi (191.77 km2)
Government (Land) 73.96 sq mi (191.56 km2)
Government (Water) 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Area (City) 74.04 sq mi (191.77 km2)
Area (Land) 73.96 sq mi (191.56 km2)
Area (Water) 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Population (2010) (City) 49,379
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 49,688
Population (2010) (Density) 671.82/sq mi (259.39/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 62,267 (US: 134th)

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Enid (/ˈiːnɪd/EE-nid) is the ninth-largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It is the county seat of Garfield County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,379. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, and is named after Enid, a character in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. In 1991, the Oklahoma state legislature designated Enid the "purple martin capital of Oklahoma." Enid holds the nickname of "Queen Wheat City" and "Wheat Capital" of Oklahoma and the United States for its immense grain storage capacity, and has the third-largest grain storage capacity in the world. In summer 1889, M.A. Low, a Rock Island official, visited the local railroad station then under construction, and inquired about its name. At that time, it was called Skeleton. Disliking the original name, he renamed the station Enid after a character in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. However, a more fanciful story of how the town received its name is popular. According to that tale, in the days following the land run, some enterprising settlers decided to set up a chuckwagon and cook for their fellow pioneers, hanging a sign that read "DINE". Some other, more free-spirited settlers, turned that sign backward to read, of course, "ENID". The name stuck.