Wagoner County, OK

Wagoner CountyBefore the Wagoner County area was known as Indian Territory, it was occupied by the Osage Indians. The Osage tribe hunted in the forests and fished the streams, just as their ancestors had done.

Settlers began coming into the area and setting up trading posts in the early 1800s, dealing in large quantities of furs provided by Osage hunters. An early settler of the area was Nathan Pryor, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which was originally based at Three Forks, now called Okay. Pryor later moved to what is now called Pryor Creek where he established a trading post.

The Osage Indians, however, were pushed out of the area in the late 1820s, as the Creek and Cherokee were brought in from the South. Boundaries that were established for the tribes put the property eventually to became the Wagoner town site just inside the Creek Nation. The dividing line between the Creek and the Cherokee Nations was just east of the current high school.

The main thoroughfare of the country was the Osage Trace, which became known as the Texas Road in 1826. Shipping became a business in itself. In 1830, A.P. Chouteau built a shipyard at his trading post, below what is now the town of Okay. During the Civil War the this route was heavily traveled. In 1866, the Texas Road became known as the East Shawnee Trail, one of the first cattle trails to cross the area. In the early 1870s the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (KATY) railroad extended into the county.

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Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library is one of Wagoner's monuments to timelessness. The 1913 building has housed countless thousands of books and perhaps fueled as many growing imaginations.

Wagoner, OK Carnegie Libraries

Historic Downtown

Wagoner was the first incorporated city in Indian Territory, as well as the first to establish a public school and a waterworks system. By 1895, the young town had numerous permanent buildings and several of these buildings still remain.

Wagoner, OK Historic Districts

Wagoner 's Water Park

This is more than a new swimming pool the City of Wagoner has built for its residents and visitors. It's a whole water park full of fun for the entire family. Whether you're 2 or 22, 6 or 66, there's something at Wagoner's Water Park for everyone! The park includes a 240,000

Wagoner, OK Fun Centers

Park of the Five Civilized Tribes

Sequoyah Bay State Park is located within an oak-hickory woodland of eastern Oklahoma on the shores of Fort Gibson Reservoir. The Park strives to honor the cultures of the Five Civilized Tribes, as well as the memory of those who traveled the many "Trails of Tears."

Wagoner, OK Ethnic Heritage

Wagoner County Courthouse & Memorial Walk

The Wagoner County Courthouse was built in 1939 replacing the original courthouse that was built in 1897 which also served as the federal building. Located on the front lawn is a Veteran'

Wagoner, OK Historic Courthouses

Outdoor Murals

Located on the northeast corner building at Church and Main.

Painted by the Wagoner Work Crew in 1999, the mural depicts the growth of Wagoner from the time of the Texas Road cattle drives through Indian Territory.

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Historic Homes

This is the 1893 home of James Parkinson, who was the first president of the First National Bank of Wagoner and a very wealthy man. He also was a prominent cattleman in the Creek Nation.

National Historic Register
207 NE 2nd

The Fred A. Parkinson House was built in<

Wagoner, OK Historic Homes

Wagoner City Historical Museum

Wagoner's City Historical Museum is an alive and vital showcase for one of the finest historic fashion collections in Oklahoma, with artifacts of area history to give local residents and tourists alike a real appreciation for how things used to be.

Wagoner, OK Museums

Maple Park Sports Complex

Wagoner is truly blessed with it's parks and wonderful sports complex. The Maple Park Sports complex and park is one of Wagoner'

Wagoner, OK Recreation

Mission Bell Museum

Early day items from Coweta.

Coweta, OK Museums

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