Introduction to Konawa, Oklahoma
Located just south of the California Road, the original wagon road to the gold fields of California, Konawa was well established in 1904 - three years before Oklahoma statehood. After years of growth with cotton and oil production, MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) stopped rail service after a flood destroyed the bridge over the South Canadian River just south of town. OG&E (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) built the Seminole Power Plant in the late 70's and is now home to the Konawa Community Health Center and Jobri Industries.
The "All Night Singing" event features gospel groups from around Oklahoma and is usually held on the first Saturday evening in August at the Konawa City Park. Konawa has an active genealogy and historical society, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Association for Restoration and Preservation, and a local paper, "The Konawa Leader."
Konawa Sports and Leisure
In addition to high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games, Konawa is also home to a Band Day competition which is held on the first Saturday in October. Typically attended by 35 to 45 Oklahoma marching bands of all sizes, Band Day begins with a parade downtown which is quickly followed by field competition that lasts into the night. It's an event to remember for all who participate and attend.
Home to OG&E's Seminole Power Plant, Konawa is virtually on the banks of Konawa Lake - one of Oklahoma's premier trophy bass lakes. Hunting of deer and turkey is a popular pastime in the area.