Introduction to Skiatook, Oklahoma
Skiatook, Oklahoma, in Osage county, is 14 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The town is in the Tulsa area. There are 5,396 residents in Skiatook.
Skiatook was founded in 1872 by William C. Rogers. It was named after a local Indian. However, some believe that the town derived its name from a Cherokee term describing a vast tract of land or a large man. The first post office of the town was established in the 1880s. At that time it was known as Ski-a-took. In 1892, the name was given its present name. The Midland Valley Railroad reached the area in 1904. The town was incorporated in 1905 and A.E. Townsend became the first mayor of Skiatook.
Skiatook and nearby Attractions
- Skiatook Museum
- Tulsa Zoo And Living Museum
- Skiatook Lake
- Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace
- Walnut Creek State Park
- Philbrook Museum of Art
Things To Do In Skiatook
While in Skiatook, one can visit the Skiatook Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Skiatook Lake and the Healing Rock are also worth visiting. Local parks include the Osage Park, Smith Park, John Zink Park and the Skiatook Sports Park. The Osage Prairie Trail offers facilities for hiking and biking. Apart from these, the town hosts the Pioneer Days Festival every September.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Skiatook Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College.