Located in east central Oklahoma, Creek County was created at statehood. Sapulpa, the county seat, was named for Sus pul ber, a Creek leader. It was so designated following an election by county residents on August 12, 1908, after statehood and reaffirmed by a Supreme Court decision on August 1, 1913. The discovery of oil at the Red Fork field in 1901 marked the beginning of boom times for Creek County, yet they were not to last. As oil production began to subside following World War I, economic hard times became more and more a reality and were intensified with the advent of the Depression and Dust Bowl era. Today Creek County is the home of Frankhoma Pottery, Inc., a unique industry which utilizes clay deposits from local Sugar Loaf Hill to manufacture dinnerware and art objects. Its factory and showroom draw visitors from all over the world. Location: Creek County is in northeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 47.1 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.0 and July's average is 80.8. County Seat: Sapulpa Distances: Sapulpa to: Tulsa - 13 miles Muskogee - 54 miles Oklahoma City - 102 miles Land Area: 969 square miles of rolling hills

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The Political Graveyard: Creek County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born, lived or died in the county.
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