Introduction to Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in Washington county, is 41 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of the year 2000 census, 34,748 people lived in Bartlesville.
Jacob Bartles established a trading post in the present day town of Bartlesville in 1875. The first post office of the area was established on May 6, 1879. It was incorporated on January 15, 1897. The city flourished in the early 1900s when huge oil fields were developed on the Osage Indian reservation. The Santa Fe Railroad built a depot in 1909, which was donated to the Chamber of Commerce in 1998.
Bartlesville and nearby Attractions
- Eastland Shopping Center
- Bartlesville Area History Museum
- Osage Hills State Park
- Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
- Price Tower
- Frank Phillips Home
Things To Do In Bartlesville
Bartlesville offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The local parks include the Westside Park, South Side Park, Johnstone Park and Sooner Park. One can shop at the Washington Park Mall, Eastland Shopping Center or at the Quarters Shopping Center. The Adams Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for golfers. Those interested in the region’s history should visit the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Price Tower Arts Center and the Frank Phillips House. In addition, Bartlesville hosts the Indian Summer Festival, Sunfest, the Mozart International Festival and the Woolaroc Kidsfest every year.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Bartlesville Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Bartlesville Wesleyan College, the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College.