Enid (Oklahoma, USA)
Enid, Oklahoma, is a city (population, 36,000 in 1950; 47,008 in 2007) in the state’s wheat belt, built on an economy of agriculture, petroleum, and industry. Enid’s trade territory, extending especially to the west and north, covered Mennonite communities with 15 separate congregations: 8 General Conference Mennonite, 5 Mennonite Brethren, and 2 Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, their membership totaling more than 2,000. The city had many churches, including 3 Mennonite churches: 1 Mennonite Brethren, and 2 General Conference Mennonite, Bethel and Grace. More Mennonites continued to move to Enid. Some come to retire and others to make a living. A number of Mennonite students generally attended Philips University, a church-related college of more than 1,000 students.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 222. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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