Claremore City, Rogers County, Oklahoma (OK)

Claremore City

Rogers County, Oklahoma

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Claremore City Hall is located at 104 South Muskogee Avenue, Claremore, OK 74017.
Phone: 918‑341‑1325.

Neighborhoods

  • Canterbury
  • Fox Run Estates
  • Academy
  • Ash Valley Estates
  • Battenfield Acres
  • Bayless
  • Blackberry Ridge
  • Briarcliff Estates
  • Bridgeport
  • Carefree Valley
  • Carefree Valley East
  • Carefree Valley West
  • Cedar Springs
  • Cedarcrest
  • Chambers Terrace
  • Chaparral Estates
  • Charles Town Landing
  • Circle H Ranch
  • Cornerstone Court
  • Cottonwood Hill
  • Country Aire Estates
  • Country Ridge
  • Crestview Heights
  • Deer Run Estates
  • Dennisons
  • Dixie Estates
  • Dogwood Acres
  • Eagle Park
  • Estates of Eastridge
  • Evergreens
  • Falletti
  • Fieldstone Estates
  • Forest Park
  • Foyil
  • Foyil Meadows
  • Harbor Meadows
  • Harvest Hill
  • Heritage Hills
  • Hickory Hollow at Trails End Ranch
  • Hunters Trail
  • Jean Ann
  • Kelley Heights
  • Kennedys Park
  • Ky Lake Estates
  • Lake Country Estates
  • Lake View Estates at the Vintage
  • Lindwood
  • Marlar
  • Meadow View
  • Meadowranch
  • Meadowridge Estates
  • Meadows at Heritage
  • Mountain Meadows
  • Newberry Estates
  • Norfleet
  • Northaven
  • Northlake Estates
  • Oakwood
  • Orchard Hill Estate
  • Park Place
  • Park Terrace
  • Parkland
  • Patterson Heights
  • Pecan Chase
  • Pepper Ridge
  • Pine Meadows
  • Ponderosa
  • Port Estates
  • Prairie Lake
  • Quail Creek
  • Quail Meadow
  • Rawhide Acres
  • Red Oak Park
  • River Ranch
  • Riverwood Estates
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Rose Glen
  • Saddleback Village
  • Shadowlake Estates
  • Shepherd Valley
  • Shiloh Estates
  • Silo Bend
  • Silverwood Estates
  • Sioux
  • Skyview
  • South Pointe
  • Southern Hills Estates
  • Southland Acres
  • Springbrook Estates
  • Springmill South
  • Starr Heights
  • Sunnyside
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset Acres
  • The Estates of Forest Park
  • The Gates at Heritage Hills
  • The Meadows on the Ridge
  • The Villas at Country Club Crossing
  • The Vintage at Verdigris
  • The Woods at Verdigris Bend
  • Thomas Heights
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Timberlake
  • Trails End Estates
  • Turnberry
  • Twin Cedar Estates
  • View Point Estates
  • Walnut Park
  • Westwood Estates
  • Westwood Villas
  • Whispering Winds
  • Will Rogers Heights
  • Willow Gorge
  • Woodcrest Heights
  • Woodridge

Beginnings [1]

The first settlers in the Claremore area in historic times were Osage Indians who arrived early in the 1800s under the leadership of the chief for whom the town is named. Approximately ten years later, this corner of the then Indian Territory was transferred to the immigrating Cherokee Indians. Cherokee ranchers, including Clem Vann Rogers, future Principal Chief of the Cherokees and father of humorist Will Rogers, patronized a small trading center in the area from the 1850s until 1883, when the town of Claremore was platted and incorporated under Cherokee law. The presence of two railroad lines and a number of merchants, small manufacturing concerns, bankers, and professional men made it a town of some prominence by the end of the century. When a local oil prospector struck a peculiar type of water in 1903, it took Claremore citizens only a short while to realize they had a unique resource to exploit. Analysis of the dark, sediment-heavy water smelling of hydrogen sulphide revealed that it contained a number of minerals, allowing it to be marketed as "radium water," efficacious, it was said, for a wide variety of illnesses. Claremore's newest and largest industry was born: it became a health spa on the model of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1903 there were only three hotels in town; by 1907, the year the territory became the state of Oklahoma, there were five hotels with two bath houses. By 1911 "Radium Town" on the east side of Claremore boasted fourteen hotels, several combined with bath houses, at which guests stayed for extended periods to "take the waters." The number continued to grow, reaching a peak of about twenty in 1916. Claremore's farm and ranch service businesses, state-owned Oklahoma Military Academy, and status as the seat of Rogers County continued to take second place to the health resort industry as the town's major economic base through the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

  1. Dr. Mary Jane Warde, Will Rogers Hotel, Rogers County, Oklahoma, nomination document, 1994, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

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