Woody Guthrie, a folk singer and songwriter, was born in Oklahoma and wrote many songs about the struggles of farmers and migrant workers during the Great Depression. His most famous song, "This Land Is Your Land," has become a kind of unofficial anthem of the United States.

Creek County, Oklahoma has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Creek Nation, which gave the county its name. These tribes thrived in the region, relying on the fertile land and abundant rivers for their sustenance.

In the mid-1800s, the U.S. government forced the Creek Nation to cede their lands through treaties, resulting in the establishment of Creek County. The area was then opened for settlement, attracting pioneers seeking new opportunities in the newly formed Indian Territory. The arrival of settlers brought significant changes to the region, with the growth of towns and the development of agriculture and commerce.

During the early 1900s, Creek County experienced a boom in the oil industry. The discovery of oil reserves led to a rapid influx of wealth and population in the area. Oil wells sprouted across the county, attracting workers and investors from far and wide. This oil boom brought a significant economic boost to Creek County, as well as infrastructure development such as roads and railways.

In recent years, Creek County has continued to evolve and diversify its economy. While the oil industry remains a prominent player, the county has also seen growth in other sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Creek County is home to a number of historical sites and natural attractions, including Keystone Lake and the Creek Nation Tribal Complex, which draw visitors from near and far.

Overall, Creek County's history is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of its residents, who have overcome challenges and embraced opportunities to build a vibrant and thriving community in the heart of Oklahoma.

  • 1892 - Creek County is established as a part of Oklahoma Territory.
  • 1907 - Oklahoma becomes a state, and Creek County is incorporated within the new state.
  • 1908 - Oil is discovered in Creek County, leading to an economic boom.
  • 1923 - The Creek County Courthouse, located in Sapulpa, is completed.
  • 1937 - The Creek County Fair is established, becoming an annual event.
  • 1961 - The Turner Turnpike, a toll road running through Creek County, is opened.
  • 1979 - The Creek County Jail is built in Sapulpa.
  • 1999 - A tornado strikes Creek County, causing significant damage.
  • 2010 - Creek County celebrates its centennial anniversary.