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Blanton railroad stop in the mid-1990s
|Elevation||1,240 ft (1,314 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1100216|
Blanton is an unincorporated community in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. It was a rail stop for two rail lines, one of which used to transport grain until the mid-1990s. It was named after Denver, Enid, & Gulf railroad executive W.B. Blanton.
As early as 1909, Blanton was a rail stop for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. A second railline existed at Blanton junction, running to Kiowa, Kansas. This line, originally built for the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad, and later sold to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe was used to transport grain until the mid-1990s.
Blanton is located at Enid, Oklahoma. It is a part of the Lower Cimarron-Skeleton Watershed., 3.4 miles WNW of
Blanton is currently located on mile 548.2 of the main track of BNSF Railway's Texas Division.
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