Introduction to Newcastle, Oklahoma
Newcastle, Oklahoma, in McClain county, is 9 miles W of Norman, Oklahoma and 15 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with.
The city of Newcastle started as a settlement along the Ozark Trail, now known as US Highway 62. Located along the South Canadian River, the city is named after the town of Newcastle, Texas. The city was incorporated as South Newcastle in 1962, but received its current name in 1965.
Newcastle and nearby Attractions
- Westwood Park
- Cottonwood Park
- Firehouse Art Center
- Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
- Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
- Earlywine Park Golf Course
Things To Do In Newcastle
Newcastle offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can plan family outings at the Westwood Water Park or the Fairmoore Park and Community Pool. Local celebrations include the Great Pumpkin Fest. Earlywine Park Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers.
Flights are available from Will Rogers World Airport.
Newcastle Higher Education
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City University and Rose State College provide facilities for higher education.