Introduction to Jenks, Oklahoma
Jenks, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 9 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Tulsa metropolitan area. Jenks has a population of 9,557.
The community of Jenks was originally settled in by the Midland Valley Railroad in 1904. The town was named honoring Elmer E. Jenks, the director of the Midland Valley Railroad. With the discovery of petroleum in the area in 1905, the town experienced rapid industrial and economical growth. However, with the decline of oil production, agriculture became the major contributor to the town’s economy.
Jenks and nearby Attractions
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Civic Park
- Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
- Big Splash Water Park
- South Lakes Golf Course
Things To Do In Jenks
Jenks offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The area has numerous parks, including Civic Park and the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. The South Lakes Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers, while the Big Splash Water Park offers recreational facilities to visitors of all ages.
Air transportation facilities are available at Tulsa International Airport.
Jenks Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Community College, the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.