Introduction to Wagoner, Oklahoma
Wagoner was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians. During the Civil War, both the Confederate and Union soldiers stationed throughout the area. The first railroad entered the area in 1871. The city adopted its present name in 1883, in honor of Henry Samuel "Bigfoot" Wagoner, the train dispatcher. On June 5, 1887, Sallie H. and William H. McAnnally became the first people to permanently settle in the area. The first post office of the area was established on February 25, 1888 and William W. Teague became the first postmaster. Wagoner was incorporated in 1896. It became the county seat of Wagoner County in January, 1907.
Wagoner and nearby Attractions
- Westwood Shopping Center
- Wagoner City Historical Museum
- Sequoyah Bay State Park
- Oklahoma Historic Fashions Museum
- River Country Family Water Park
- Fort Gibson
Things To Do In Wagoner
The Wagoner City Historical Museum provides insight into the history of this area. One can pay a visit to the Sequoyah State Park while in Wagoner. The River Country Family Water Park features an interactive water playground and is popular among local children. The Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Three Rivers Museum and Ataloa Lodge Museum are also popular tourist destinations. Apart from these, the city hosts the Summerfest every May.
Flights are available from Tulsa International Airport.
Wagoner Higher Education
Northeastern State University, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College provide facilities for higher education.