Introduction to Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Sapulpa, Oklahoma is 12 miles SW of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is in Creek County. The city is part of the Tulsa metro area.
Sapulpa was originally settled by Creek Indians and was named Sapulpa Station. In fact, it was named after Chief Sapulpa, a Creek leader. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad first reached the area in 1886. The first post office was established in 1889. The city was incorporated as Sapulpa in 1898. The discovery of oil in Glenn Pool in 1905 catalyzed the development of the area. Sapulpa is the county seat of Creek County.
Sapulpa and nearby Attractions
- Sapulpa Historical Museum
- Rock Creek Shopping Center
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Big Splash Water Park
- Philbrook Museum of Art
- Walnut Creek State Park
Things To Do In Sapulpa
Sapulpa has numerous parks, including Aaron's Angels Park, Hollier Park, Heritage Park, Kelly Lane Park, Overlook Park and Reynolds Park. Trout fishing can be enjoyed at Pretty Water Lake. The Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. Local celebrations include the International Celebration, the Royal Jazz Festival and the Route 66 Blowout.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Sapulpa Higher Education
Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College are in the neighborhood.