Introduction to Cushing, Oklahoma
Cushing, Oklahoma, in Payne county, is 45 miles W of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city has a population of 8,371.
Cushing was originally inhabited by the Sac and Fox Native Americans. On September 21, 1891, it was opened to homesteaders. William R. Little was one of the first settlers in the area. The city was named after Marshall Cushing. It was established as a town in 1892. By 1915, Cushing was nationally recognized for its oil field. The city is in Payne County, which was founded in 1907 and named in honor of Captain David L. Payne.
Cushing and nearby Attractions
- Cushing Aquatic Center
- Richard O. Dodrill's Museum of Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
- Jim Thorpe House
- Washington Irving Trail Museum
- Drumright Historical Museum
- Bell's Amusement Park
Things To Do In Cushing
The city also offers easy access to several museums, including the Drumright Historical Museum, the Richard O. Dodrill's Museum of Rocks and the Washington Irving Trail Museum. The Cushing Aquatic Center also attracts a number of visitors. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lutheran Church Our Redeemer and the Oak Street Baptist Church are the local houses of worship.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Cushing Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University and Langston University.