Wichita Falls, Texas

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City of Wichita Falls
City
A map of Wichita Falls in 1890.
Wichita Falls, Texas is located in Texas
City of Wichita Falls
Coordinates: 33°53′49″N 98°30′54″W / 33.89694°N 98.515°W / 33.89694; -98.515Coordinates: 33°53′49″N 98°30′54″W / 33.89694°N 98.515°W / 33.89694; -98.515
Country United States
State Texas
County Wichita
Founded September 27, 1872
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Glenn Barham
Linda Ammons
Michael Smith
Dorothy Roberts Burns
Rick Hatcher
Tim Ingle
Mary Ward
Area
 • City 70.1 sq mi (183.1 km2)
 • Land 70.66 sq mi (183.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2006)
 • City 107,000
 • Density 1,474.1/sq mi (569.1/km2)
 • Metro 147,826
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-79000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1376776[2]

Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita Couty, Texas, United States. The population of Wichita Falls was 107,000 in 2006. The mayors of Wichita Falls are Glenn Barham, Linda Ammons, Michael Smith, Dorothy Roberts Burns, Rick Hatcher, Tim Ingle and Mary Ward. Wichita Falls was founded on Sept. 27, 1872 when the Choctaw Indians settled the area in the early 18th century and then white settlers arrived in the 1860s to form cattle ranches.

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