Introduction to Woodward, Oklahoma
Woodward was founded in 1887. The area was settled on September 16, 1893. It was named in honor of Brinton W. Woodward, a railroad director. The first government building in Woodward was constructed in 1893. It became a designated court town for the Western District of Oklahoma by an Act of Congress in 1911. The courthouse was constructed in 1918. The city is the county seat of Woodward County, which was created in 1893.
Woodward and nearby Attractions
- Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
- Boiling Springs State Park
- Cooper Wildlife Management Area
- Selman Bat Cave
- Crystal Beach Park
- Plaza Shopping Center
Things To Do In Woodward
Woodward offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, as one can visit the Cyrstal Beach Lake and the Boiling Springs State Park. A visit to the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum will provide insight into the history of this area. The Plaza Shopping Center and the Westgate Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Woodward hosts the Woodward County Fair every August.
Will Rodgers World is the nearest major airport.
Woodward Higher Education
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Barton County Community College and Cameron University are the local centers of higher education.