Introduction to Bethany, Oklahoma
Bethany, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma county, is 7 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan statistical area. About 20,307 people live in Bethany.
Bethany was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The land was sold to European settlers on December 6, 1899, and the town was platted in 1909. Bethany was officially incorporated in 1910, and it became a city in 1930. The first school district of Bethany was organized in December of 1910. The Bethany Chamber of Commerce was established in 1939. The city is located in Oklahoma County, which was founded in 1890.
Bethany and nearby Attractions
- Deville Shopping Center
- Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Overholser
- White Water Bay Water Park
- Bethany Historical Society Museum
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Things To Do In Bethany
Bethany has numerous parks. These include Riverside Park, Tropicana Park, Garrison Park, Eldon Lyon Park, Brown Park and McMillan Park. The Deville Shopping Center and the Glen Oaks Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. The Harn Homestead Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art are also accessible from Bethany. The Henry Overholser Mansion, the Lake Thunderbird State Park and the State Capital State Park are all nearby as well. One can also plan a day trip to the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge.
Will Rogers World Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Bethany Higher Education
Southern Nazarene University and the Southwestern College of Christian Ministries are the local institutions of higher education. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College also provide higher education in the area.