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Oil Mansions Okmulgee is very uncommon. Steeped in history, Okmulgee is home to an eclectic mix of people, buildings, and cultures. Oilmen and money carved Okmulgee out of terra cotta and stone. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state.

The style is reflected in the homes as well. Victorian details and wide porches distinguish some homes, while Craftsman bungalows line many streets. Oil played a big part in the houses of Okmulgee. Oil mansions dot the landscape. Some of the largest homes are gone, but others, steeped in grace and style, remain.

In the 1920s Okmulgee had more millionaires per capita than New York City.


Come visit us in Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Orpheum Theatre

Entertainment came of age in Okmulgee as a result of oil money. Okmulgee was home to two Vaudeville theatres, one of which still stands today. The Orpheum Theatre has undergone renovation and features first run movies and special events today. The Cook Theatre was built by L.H.D. Cook (

Okmulgee, OK Historic Theatres

Okmulgee County Courthouse

The Okmulgee County Court House was completed in 1918, with marble walls and floors. The bonds for the court house had been sold to Katie Fixico, a wealthy Creek Indian, whose house has long housed the restaurant known as "The Southern Mansion."

Okmulgee, OK Historic Courthouses

Okmulgee Library

The Okmulgee Public Library, organized in 1907 by a local women's civic organization, was incorporated in 1910, and became a department of the City in 1914. The present Library building, the result of $100,000 in bonds voted for library purposes, was dedicated May 27, 1922

Okmulgee, OK Historic Buildings

Creek Council House Museum

The heart of Okmulgee is the town square featuring the Creek Council House Museum. Erected in 1878, the museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is acknowledged as a National Historic Landmark. The Museum was established in 1923

Okmulgee, OK Museums

Historic Downtown - Severs Block

Springing up as a trading area around the Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee grew by leaps and bounds in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state. The Servers Block was a testament to one of Okmulgee'

Okmulgee, OK Historic Districts

Things to do Historic Homes near Okmulgee, OK

Hogue House

The Hogue House is an original Sears & Roebuck pre-cut house purchased in Chicago in 1913 for $1,600 and delivered by train. ...

LaQuinta Foster Mansion

Circa 1932. A 32 room Spanish-style mansion. ...