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Bristow
Creek County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
74010




Page Contents for Bristow, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Bristow is approximately 4,302 1998, 4222 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,009 1990, 1737 2010.
The amount of land area in Bristow is 8.052 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.136 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bristow to Washington DC is 1119 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bristow is positioned 35.83 degrees north of the equator and 96.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in eastern Oklahoma approximately 35 miles from Tulsa and 1 hour from Oklahoma City.
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History & History Related Items

Bristow was named for Senator Joseph L. Bristow of Kansas. At the time the post office was established on 25 April 1898, he was the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Before the post office was opened, it was a trading post in this Indian Territory. Bristow was part of the former Creek Nation Indian Territory and was known as the "Woodland Queen." The town didn't grow much until the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad came through in July 1898. The townsite was surveyed in 1901 by Charles L. Wood. There were 360 acres in the site. A school had already been opened in 1898 when the settlers first arrived. Another early business was the Territorial Bank opened by A.H. Purdy in 1899. The area was agricultural and suited for cotton growing with several cotton gins in Bristow. Bristow became an oil boom-town in the 1920's, along with many areas of oil-rich Oklahoma.
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Attractions

Bristow is the site of the National Wake Island War Memorial. A 320 acre park is just six blocks from the heart of downtown Bristow.
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Bristow Chamber

Bristow Chamber of Commerce
One Railroad Place
PO Box 127
Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-367-5151 The Railroad Depot now houses the Bristow Chamber of Commerce and the Bristow Historical Society Museum.

Bristow Organizations

Bristow Chamber of Commerce
One Railroad Place
PO Box 127
Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-367-5151 The Railroad Depot now houses the Bristow Chamber of Commerce and the Bristow Historical Society Museum. Bristow

Miscellany

The population of Bristow was:
1990 - 4,062
1998 - 4,302

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