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Bennington, Oklahoma

Bennington, Oklahoma

Bennington (OK), 74723, United States

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Description Bennington is a town in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 334 at the 2010 census.HistoryIn 1853, a Presbyterian minister named A. G. Lansing established Mount Pleasant Mission Station near present-day Matoy in the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. Lansing turned the mission operation over to Rev. Charles C. Copeland, who moved the mission a few miles farther south because the original site was in a boggy and remote location that was unhealthy. Copeland renamed the mission Bennington Mission Station, honoring his home town of Bennington, Vermont. A post office was established in 1873, but closed in 1878. It was reestablished in 1884. The peak population during this period was 45 people.The Arkansas and Choctaw Railway built through the area in 1902, and missed Bennington by two miles. Some of the buildings were dragged down to the railroad line, where a new town was established in 1903 and grew quickly to 250 people in that year. The 1910 census showed the population had about doubled to 513, then peaked at 915 in 1920, before falling to 492 in 1930.GeographyBennington is located at . It is 20miles east of Durant on County Road E2075.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 289 people, 100 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 514.1 people per square mile (199.3/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 220.6 per square mile (85.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.52% White, 36.68% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.