Population 5,701

Altitude 3,250.


Established in 1910 as a suitable place for a division terminal for the Santa Fe Rail Road; named for O.L. Slaton, said to have been instrumental in completion of railroad project. Today town serves as a rail center, plus regional agricultural and trade center.

Slaton lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.


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