National Register Listings in
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

1210-1212-1214 North Hudson Historic District American Legion Hut Arcadia Round Barn Arcadia Route 66 Roadbed Automobile Alley Historic District Avery Building Bourne Dairy Braniff Building Brockway Community Center Buttram, Frank and Merle, House and Grounds Cain's Coffee Building Calvary Baptist Church Capitol Hill Commercial Historic District Capitol Hill General Hospital Capitol-Lincoln Terrace Historic District Carey Place Historic District Cartmill Farm House Case, J. I., Plow Works Building Central High School Citizens Bank Tower Citizens State Bank Citizens State Bank Colcord Building Cotton-Exchange Building Crown Heights Historic District Czech Hall of Oklahoma City-Lodge Laska Douglass High School, Old, Dunbar Elementary School Edgemere Park Historic District Edmond Armory Edwards Heights Historic District Edwards Historic District Edwards, Walter J. and Frances W., House Elks Lodge Building Elks Victory Lodge-Ruby's Grill Building Engels' Dry Goods Store Fairchild Winery Fairview Community Center Farmers Public Market Fidelity National Building Film Exchange Historic District First Christian Church First Christian Church Historic District First Church of Christ, Scientist First National Bank and Trust Company Building Gatewood East Historic District Gatewood West Historic District Goodholm House Gower Cemetery Hales, W. T., House Harbour-Longmire Building Harding Junior High School Harmony School Harn House Haywood Building Heierding Building Heritage Hills East Historic District Heritage Hills Historic and Architectural District Hightower Building Hopewell Baptist Church India Temple Shrine Building Iroquois Apartments Jefferson Park Historic District Jewel Theater Jones, Charles G., Farmstead Kaiser's Ice Cream Parlour Kelley Club Kingman-Moore Building Kivlehen House Lake Overholser Bridge Lake Overholser Dam Lincoln Park Bathhouse Lincoln Plaza Historic District Lincoln Terrace East Historic District Littlepage Building Luster, Melvin F., House Lyons, Sidney and Mary, House and Commercial Historic District Mager Mortgage Company Building Magnolia Petroleum Building Main Public Library Main Street Arcade Maney Historic District Mayfair, The McClean House Medical Arts Building Merchants Transfer and Storage Mesta Park Mid-Continent Life Building Mideke Supply Building Milk Bottle Grocery Miller's Boulevard Historic District Miller-Jackson Building Municipal Auditorium Mutual Savings and Loan Association Building Norton-Johnson Buick Company Oklahoma City Discovery Well Oklahoma City Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant Oklahoma City Municipal Building Oklahoma City National Memorial Oklahoma City Schools Administration Building Oklahoma City University Oklahoma County Courthouse Oklahoma County Home for Girls Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Building Oklahoma Hardware Building Oklahoma Historical Society Building Oklahoma National Guard Armory Oklahoma Publishing Company Building Oklahoma State Capitol Old North Tower, Central State College Osler Building Overholser House Paseo Neighborhood Historic District Pilgrim Congregational Church Pioneer Building Pioneer Telephone Company Warehouse and Garage Plaza Court Pollock, Donald, House Post Office, Courthouse, and Federal Office Building Putnam Heights Historic Preservation District Richardson, Edward, Building "Ringing the Wild Horse" Site Rock Island Plow Building Santa Fe Depot Shepherd Historic District Sherman Machine and Iron Works Building Sieber Grocery and Apartment Hotel Sinopoulo, John, House Skirvin Hotel Slaughter, Dr. W.H., House Smith and Kernke Funeral Directors Spanish Village Historic District St. Joseph's Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral Stanford Furniture Co. Building State Highway Department Testing Laboratory Stockyards City Historic District Stonegate Elementary School Taft Junior High School The "Y" Chapel of Song Threatt Filling Station Town House Hotel Tradesman's National Bank Building Trinity United Presbyterian Church Tuton's Drugstore Union Depot United Founders Life Tower Villa Teresa Historic District Walcourt Building Weather Service Building Wells Fargo and Company Livery Stable Wesley Hospital Whittier School Will Rogers Park Gardens and Arboretum
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The first land run in Oklahoma took place on April 22, 1889, when more than 50,000 people rushed to claim free land in the Unassigned Lands, which had been opened up for settlement by the federal government.
Oklahoma County, located in central Oklahoma, has a rich and vibrant history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddos, Osages, and Wichitas. These tribes relied on the fertile land and abundant wildlife of the area for sustenance and trade.

In the 19th century, Oklahoma County became a part of the Indian Territory, a designated land for Native American tribes that had been forcibly relocated from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States. The arrival of European settlers during the Land Run of 1889 and the subsequent creation of the Oklahoma Territory marked a significant turning point in the history of the county.

During the early 20th century, Oklahoma County experienced rapid growth and development. The discovery of oil in the region during the 1920s led to an economic boom, attracting thousands of people to the area in search of employment opportunities. The county's population increased rapidly, and urbanization became more prevalent. The city of Oklahoma City, which is located within Oklahoma County, emerged as the capital of the state.

Despite the economic prosperity of the 1920s, Oklahoma County, like the rest of the country, was severely affected by the Great Depression. The oil industry suffered, leading to widespread unemployment and financial hardship. However, the county slowly recovered, and in the post-World War II era, it experienced a period of steady growth and modernization.

Today, Oklahoma County continues to be a dynamic and diverse region, both economically and culturally. It is home to a variety of industries, including energy, aerospace, and healthcare. The county also boasts numerous cultural and recreational attractions, such as the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the vibrant Bricktown district, and the Oklahoma City Zoo. As the most populous county in the state, Oklahoma County remains an important center for commerce, education, and entertainment in Oklahoma.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

  • 1830s - Oklahoma County originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Plains Apache and Caddo
  • 1889 - Land Run of 1889 opens Oklahoma Territory for settlement, prompting the establishment of Oklahoma County
  • 1893 - First courthouse constructed in Oklahoma County
  • 1904 - Statehood for Oklahoma, making Oklahoma County an official county within the state
  • 1930s - During the Great Depression, Oklahoma County experiences economic challenges
  • 1950s - Suburban growth and expansion in Oklahoma County
  • 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing, a terrorist attack in downtown Oklahoma City, affects the county and the nation
  • 2000s - Ongoing development, population growth, and urbanization in Oklahoma County