Roff Water Tower - Roff, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 37.600 W 096° 50.499
14S E 697860 N 3833761
Quick Description: Visible from miles away, a water tower stands in the block bounded by W Frisco Ave, S 9th St, S Broadway St, and an alley in Roff, OK.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2019 10:39:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM11WPM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
The City of Roff operates and maintains this tower, which is painted white, with "ROFF" in black and "TIGERS" in orange on the sides facing east and west. The ball at the apex of the tower serves as U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark EL0815.

Joseph Roff and his Choctaw wife, David Anna Roff, settled in this area in 1883, and by 1890, there was a sizable community with a school and a post office. The railroad arrived in 1901, and the town took off, primarily as an agricultural community, but with some industry: The Mid-Continent Glass Sand Company is still operating in 2019. The Great Depression took its toll on Roff, with the First State Bank closing in 1934, and the railroad closing down passenger operations by 1960, but today, there are over seven hundred people living here.
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