Created at statehood, Wagoner is named for its major city which is also the county seat. An early settler of the area was Nathan Pryor, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which was originally based at Three Forks, now called Okay. Pryor later moved to what is now called Pryor Creek where he established a trading post. The main thoroughfare of the country was the Osage Trace, which became known as the Texas Road in 1826. During the Civil War this route was heavily traveled. In 1866 the Texas Road became known as the East Shawnee Trail, one of the first cattle trails to cross the area. In the early 1870s the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (KATY) railroad extended into the county. While Tulsa's industrial area and the Port of Catoosa provide employment for many Wagoner county citizens, agriculture remains a basic element in the economy, with grain and cattle being of major importance. Two books, Three Forks Country and History of Wagoner County, are sources of county information. The Wagoner Historical Society also serves the area. Location: Wagoner County is in northeastern Oklahoma. Climate: Average precipitation is 45.6 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 and July's average is 79.6. County Seat: Wagoner Distances: Wagoner to: Muskogee - 17 miles Tulsa - 41 miles Land Area: 591 square miles of often rugged terrain of hills and bluffs

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