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Goodwell, Oklahoma

Goodwell, Oklahoma

Goodwell, located in the heart of historic No Man's Land, officially became a town on June 16, 1903, when the post office was established. The Rock Island railroad was responsible for creating Goodwell along with many other communities along the railroad. Goodwell was named by railroad workers who were fond of the good soft water which came from the well they had drilled on the town site. Goodwell was later incorporated on January 2, 1917.

Good water is not the only reason Goodwell receives recognition.

Goodwell, Saddle Bronc Capital of the World, is home for four Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) world-ranked cowboys.

Well-known nationwide and representing not only Goodwell, but also Texas County are:

Billy Etbauer (1992, 1996, 1999, 2000 PRCA World Champion),
Robert Etbauer (1990, 1991 PRCA World Champion),
Dan Etbauer (11-time NFR qualifier),
Craig Latham (1994 runner-up to world champion)
Brett Franks (3-time NFR qualifier)
OPSU Rodeo Team (3-time National Collegiate Champions).

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Goodwell, OK

Land of Hope Statue

The Land of Hope Statue and Kay County War Memorial are located on the Courthouse Lawn. ...

Guymon Community Theater

The theater group has four productions a year, including one musical. It is located in the old movie theater on Main Street....

Scenic Drives To All Surrounding Towns

Highway 50, which runs through Freedom, provides the traveler with one of most scenic drives in the southern great plains....