Small grain handling facility in McAdoo
|Physiographic region||Llano Estacado|
|Elevation||2,982 ft (909 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Website||Handbook of Texas|
McAdoo is named for the former United States Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, son-in-law of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Texas politician, journalist, and attorney Marshall Formby was reared in McAdoo and is interred there at McAdoo Cemetery. Formby's nephew, Clint Formby, who was also reared in McAdoo, maintained the longest running radio broadcast by a single host in the United States.
Invenergy LLC constructed a 150 MW wind power plant near this community. The project consists of 100 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and came online in late summer/early fall 2008. The project is providing a large economic boost for the area and most of the population.
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- Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL