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Cordell (now New Cordell), Washita County, Oklahoma, was a Mennonite trading center with a population of 3,500 in 1950 (2,867 in 2000), located in the west-central part of the state. In the early 1950s Mennonites (General Conference Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren) oc­cupied nearly one third of the county adjoining the city on the northeast. Wheat farming was predomi­nant. There were 65 Mennonites living in Cordell in 1950, and 2,000 within shopping distance of the city (1950). In the area there were four churches from eight to 18 miles from the city with 1,250 members, Herold and Bergtal of the General Conference Mennonites, and Bessie and Corn of the Mennonite Brethren.

Author(s) Paul Dahlenberg
Date Published 1953

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Dahlenberg, Paul. "Cordell (Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 May 2016.,_USA)&oldid=79883.

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Dahlenberg, Paul. (1953). Cordell (Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=79883.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 710. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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