The community is home to ten churches as well as two retirement centers. In 1999 Cordell won the Great American Main Street award, which is given to five American cities every year. The Carnegie Library (NR 89001966) and the New Cordell Courthouse Square Historic District (NR 98001592) are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The 2000 population was 2,867, and in 2010 the U.S. Census recorded 2,915.
The Cordell public school system was established in 1899. From 1907 until 1911 many considered the town an educational center because three institutions offered a high school diploma: Cordell Public School, Cordell Christian College, and Cordell Academy.
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