Stilwell,,Oklahoma

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Strawberry Capital of the World!

A myriad of colors, from the redbud and dogwood in springtime to the lavish flora in autumn, blanket the Ozark foothills. Northeastern Oklahoma has an abundance of clear sparkling water. Together, these attributes help to make the Stilwell area a true scenic wonderland.

A major event of the spring season is Stilwell\'s Annual Strawberry Festival held the second Saturday in May. From a modest beginning in 1948, the Festival has grown to become a nationally known event with over 20,000 in attendance.

Stilwell has it all - fun, entertainment, relaxation, history, and may family-owned small shops staffed by friendly people to assist customers.

Come home to the peaceful atmosphere of Stilwell, Oklahoma. It\'s a neat place to be.

A little history ...

Arthur E. Stilwell, president of the Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Gulf Railway Co. (Now the Kansas City Southern) is responsible for establishing the town of Stilwell. After several years of preparation and obtaining funding the construction started in the late 1880s and was completed in 1897. Arthur Stilwell decided to build north of the Sallisaw Creek instead of through the town of Mayes on the south side. That was a devastating blow to Mayes. With statehood in the offing and the closing of the Flint District courthouse merchants began to move to the New Hope area. The post office was moved to the Dannenberg Trading Post in 1894, and later to the new town of Stilwell. The flint Lodge was moved to the second floor of the trading post. When the railroad established its division point the new town began to rise along Front Street. Under the supervision of Mr. James Ross, the railroad built shops, office buildings, an iced house, a water tank, and a large turntable inside the round house. When the town received its incorporation grant on January 2, 1897, it was named Stilwell after the president of the railroad.

Attractions near Stilwell, Oklahoma

Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge of Pauls Valley is the oldest enterprise in Pauls Valley in continuous existence. Valley Lodge #6 was chart...

Historic Churches
Historic Churches

First Presbyterian Church - 1918 Oak and Creek Streets First Baptist Church South Elm and Creek ...

Cheyenne Roger Mills Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Cheyenne Roger Mills Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

The Cheyenne Roger Mills Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is located in the old Black Kettle Museum. Stop in the visitor center...

The Woodward Arts Theatre and Cultural Centre
The Woodward Arts Theatre and Cultural Centre

The beautifully renovated Woodward Arts Theatre and Cultural Centre has been restored to its original 1920s architectural spl...

Cedar Ridge Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Pawnee Agency Tribal Headquarters
Pawnee Agency Tribal Headquarters

The town of Pawnee, Oklahoma, was first a trading post on Bear Creek, and then the agency for the Pawnee tribe after their re...

Roman Nose Golf Course
Roman Nose Golf Course

The 6,139 yard, par 70, eighteen-hole Roman Nose Golf Course was designed by Floyd Farley and Tripp Davis, and it makes use o...

Tahlonteeskee - Oldest Capital in Oklahoma
Tahlonteeskee - Oldest Capital in Oklahoma

The reconstructed site of Tahlonteeskee has a council house and courthouse. There is also a log cabin that belonged to the Ca...

Stilwell Map

Upcoming Events near Stilwell, Oklahoma

Bristow's Annual Western Heritage Days Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 12th
ACRA/CRRA RODEO, 8:00 p.m. Bristow Round Up Club Arena Bareback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 . . . . . ...

Collinsville RUC Annual Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
ACRA/CRRA/ARA Sanctioned Locals Welcome Bareback, Saddle bronc, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Bre...

Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Organizers and musicians D.C. and Selby Minner unveiled the first Dusk to Dawn Blues Festival during the Labor Day weekend of...

Cherokee National Holiday

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Labor Day weekend - Annual celebration for the Cherokee Nation offering more than 40 different events and attractions such as...

Cherokee Heritage Center Arts and Crafts Show

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
This event is held in conjunction with the Cherokee National Holiday and features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths....

Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
The Eufaula Indian Community will host their Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow and Homecoming on Labor Day weekend. Fea...

Roy LeBlanc Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 5th
This rodeo is one of the largest African-American sporting events in America, as well as one of the oldest. Weekend activitie...

Native Holiday Market

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Artists of the Five Civilized Tribes will sell their creations, along with door prizes and refreshments. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Su...

Christmas Parade

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
A favorite holiday event, this community and family oriented parade features a variety of floats, autos, band, walking groups...

Kiheka Steh Indian Club Pow Wow

Start Date: Fri July, 15th
On October 23, 1969, a new Indian Club called Kihekah-Steh (Tall Chief) Club of Skiatook, was formed. The members set as t...

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