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Welcome to Kokomo ...

Kokomo is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Kokomo is located in Eastland County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Kokomo, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

When the people of Kokomo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Kokomoan<2>

Kokomo is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kokomo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kokomo is within the boundaries of the (254) area code.

Communities Also Named Kokomo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Kokomo - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kokomo.

Communities near Kokomo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kokomo.

  • Eastland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Cisco
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco <4>
  • Ranger
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
    • Ranger is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,354 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger <4>
  • De Leon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gorman
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
    • Gorman is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorman <4>
  • Rising Star
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Carbon
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon <4>
  • Desdemona
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Mangum ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mangum have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mangum
    • Mangum is located in Eastland County
  • Olden
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kokomo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kokomo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kokomo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kokomo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kokomo. See our Newspapers Page for Kokomo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kokomo ...

Looking for more information about Kokomo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kokomo, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kokomo.

Adding Kokomo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kokomo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kokomo was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Kokomo post office opened in 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kokomo.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kokomo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Eastland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Kokomo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kokomo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kokomo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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