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Claremore, Oklahoma

  • 400 Block Main

    Most of the buildings in the 400 block of Will Rogers Blvd. (main street) were built during the period of 1904 and 1925. In 1902, WILSON HARDWARE was established as a family owned business and remaine...
    400 Block Main

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Andy Payne and Route 66

Nine miles north of Claremore on Route 66 is Foyil, the hometown of ANDY PAYNE, a Cherokee Indian who was born on a ranch between Claremore and Foyil. At "66" and 28A, turn south, and you will be on the main street of Foyil and a portion of the original Route "66"

Claremore, OK Famous People

Christ Presbyterian Church

The Christ Presbyterian Church was purchased from the First United Methodist Church in 1990. In 1882, a one-room frame building was constructed after $500 was given by the Methodist General Conference to erect a house of worship. The church was served by "Circuit Rider" preachers until 1907

Claremore, OK Historic Churches

Will Rogers Memorial

The Will Rogers Memorial is built on the lofty hillside of 21 acres that Will Rogers purchased in 1911. In the foreground is the tomb of Will Rogers chiseled with his famous quotation: "I never met a man I didn't like."

Claremore, OK Memorials

Rogers State University

When Oklahoma was granted statehood, the first legislature established Eastern University Preparatory School, which opened on College Hill in Claremore in 1909

Claremore, OK Colleges

Radium Town and the Keller Bath House

An area in the north section of Claremore was once known as RADIUM TOWN. George Eaton owned the first oil company in town. In 1903, he was drilling east of town for oil or gas. Instead, he found a "rotten-egg-smelling"

Claremore, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near Claremore, OK

Birch Lake Camping

Three park areas located around Birch Lake offer the public many opportunities for outdoor family fun and relaxation. These p...

Woolaroc Museum

Woolaroc Museum with Western art, artifacts and cultural history, wildlife preserve including buffalo, Frank Phillips Lodge h...

Copan Lake Fishing

With the large uncleared areas and artificial fish shelters that were constructed prior to impoundment, Copan Lake offers exc...