Tulsa county is located in northeast Oklahoma with the city of Tulsa being named as the county seat. The area was originally settled in 1836 by the Creek Indians from Alabama at the end of their forced removal known as the "Trail of Tears."
Although George Perryman's ranch house is pressed into service in 1879 as the area's first post office and officially given the name Tulsa, it wasn't until H.C. Hall arrived 3 years later that the town began to grow in an organized manner with the building of a roundhouse, a depot and a section house. The first store, hotel and residence went up later that same year, along with a coal mine, a barber shop, and a cemetery.
The major waterway in the county is the Arkansas River which flows to the southeast from Keystone Lake on its western edge.
The Tulsa area is home to several institutions of higher learning including the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 548,296, an increase of 44,955 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Vinita) Craig County
(Sapulpa) Creek County
(Chandler) Lincoln County
(Pryor) Mayes County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
(Pawnee) Pawnee County
05/13 Coming to The Tulsa area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.