Introduction to Elk City, Oklahoma
Elk City History
Elk City was founded by Beeks Erick, Charles H. Dewaide, B.C. Hendricks, M.G. Robinson and J.N. Cook, who formed the Choctaw Townsite and Development Company. The first lot of the town was sold on March 20, 1901. The city was named because of its location at the head of Elk Creek. The city is located in Beckham County, which was founded on November 16, 1907 and was named after J. C. W. Beckham, the 35th Governor of Kentucky.
Elk City and nearby Attractions
- Old Town Museum
- Elk City Lake
- Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
- Washita National Wildlife Refuge
- Foss State Park
- National Route 66 & Transportation Museum
Things To Do In Elk City
The National Route 66 Museum, the Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History and the Old Town Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The Colonel Herring Park, Lions Park, Kiwanis Park, Ackley Park and Rotary Park provide amenities for several different types of recreation. Local festivals include the Fall Festival, Route 66 Day and the Oklahoma State Fiddlers Jam.
Elk City Transportation
Lawton-Fort Sill Airport is nearby.
Elk City Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Midwestern State University and Cameron University.