Introduction to Glenpool, Oklahoma
Glenpool, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 13 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Tulsa area. There are 8,123 residents in Glenpool.
Glenpool was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was named after Ida E. Glenn, a Creek Indian who discovered oil on his property on November 22, 1905. Frank Chesley and Robert Galbreath drilled the farmland and built the first oil wells in the area. The city is located in Tulsa County, which was established in 1850.
Glenpool and nearby Attractions
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Sapulpa Historical Museum
- Lake Keystone State Park
- Battle of Honey Springs Site
Things To Do In Glenpool
Visitors can pay visits to the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum of Art. The Walnut Creek State Park and Lake Keystone State Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities. The Woody Guthrie House, the Battle of Honey Springs Site, the Fred Drummond House and the Jim Thorpe House have various historical artifacts on display. Every year, the city hosts the Black Gold Days Celebration.
Tulsa International Airport is located nearby.
Glenpool Higher Education
Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College, all located nearby, offer higher education.