Introduction to Claremore, Oklahoma
Claremore, Oklahoma, in Rogers county, is 20 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 23 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Tulsa metropolitan statistical area. About 15,873 people live in Claremore.
Claremore is the county seat of Rogers County. A group of Osage Indians were among the initial settlers in the area. The town got its name from an Osage Chief known as "Gra-moi." French traders pronounced his name "Clairmont," meaning "mountain with a clear view." The area became part of the Cherokee Nation and the Indian Territory after the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed. The city was incorporated within the Cherokee Nation in 1883.
Claremore and nearby Attractions
- Cherokee National Museum
- Lake Keystone State Park
- Three Rivers Museum
- Afton Station
- Walnut Creek State Park
- Bernice State Park
Things To Do In Claremore
The Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace, Frank Phillips House and Fort Gibson offer insight into the area’s history. Claremore Plaza Shopping Center, the Ne-Mar Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center are some popular local shopping destinations.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Claremore Higher Education
Rogers State University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.