Washington county is located in northeast Oklahoma on the Kansas state line with Bartlesville serving as the county seat.
The only major waterway in the county is Copan Lake near the Kansas line. Just minutes west of the Osage County line, however, lie Lake Hulah and Wah-Sha-She State Park which provide many recreational opportunities for area visitors.
The county has a particularly rich history in that the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma was brought in by the Cudahy Oil Company in 1897; the Frank Phillips Home, an elaborately restored 26-room mansion and home of the founder of Phillips Petroleum; Woolaroc and the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey are all located here. One interesting tidbit is that Dewey was the first town in Oklahoma to have electric lights, waterworks and a telephone line.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 47,674, a decrease of 392 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Vinita) Craig County
(Pryor) Mayes County
(Nowata) Nowata County
(Pawhuska) Osage County
(Pawnee) Pawnee County
(Claremore) Rogers County
09/27 Coming to The Bartlesville 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.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
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.