Oklahoma History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Sooner State

Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma

Adoptedin 1906.

The Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma represents Oklahoma's unique place in American history and its melding of cultures.

Inside the gold ring which forms the border of the seal are the words "Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma," for that is what it is, and the year "1907," representing the year of admittance into the Union. The Great Seal was adopted in 1906.

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado first explored the region for Spain in 1541. The U.S. acquired most of Oklahoma in 1803 in the Louisiana Purchase from France; the Western Panhandle region became U.S. territory with the annexation of Texas in 1845.Set aside as Indian Territory in 1834, the region was divided into Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory on May 2, 1890. The two were combined to make a new state, Oklahoma, on Nov. 16, 1907.

On April 22, 1889, the first day homesteading was permitted, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun were called “Sooners,” hence the state's nickname.

Capital City: Oklahoma City

Capitol Tour

Oklahoma: State of Oklahoma Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map • Airport Links

Amtrak: West

Area: 69903 sq.mi, 20th   Land 68679 sq. mi., 19th   Water 1224 sq.mi., 29th

Area Codes: Oklahoma

Biographies: Famous People from Oklahoma

Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Border States: Regional List  • Arkansas •  Colorado •  Kansas •  Missouri •  New Mexico  • Texas

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: Oklahoma

Climate: Oklahoma

Community Pages: Oklahoma Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 46th State

County Profile: County Map   77 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Oklahoma News Headlines

Department of: Education | Oklahoma State University System | Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma. | University of Oklahoma

Driving: DLS

Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton.  • Industry: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric products, rubber and plastic products, food processing.

Flag: Oklahoma (OK)

Flower: Mistletoe   Phoradendron serotinum

Cyndi's List  •  Historical Societies

Geographic Center: 8 miles north of Oklahoma City

Geology Maps: Oklahoma

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Black Mesa; 4,973 feet, 23rd

History: History Timeline   Historical  

Highways: Oklahoma HighwaysHistoric Route 66

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Oklahoma Kids Site

Library: Oklahoma 

License Plates: Oklahoma

Lottery: None

Lowest Point: Little River; 287 feet, 34th


Media: Radio   TV

Motto: Labor omnia vincit Labor conquers all things

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Oklahoma name based on Choctaw Indian words for "redman"

Native: The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma  Official home page of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Population: Quick facts   3,450,654; 27th, 12/00

Real Estate: Every Oklahoma City, Town & Community

Representatives: Oklahoma House: Members  • Oklahoma Senate: Members  • US House:   110th Congress  • US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Oklahoma

School Directory: Oklahoma

Soil: Oklahoma - Port

Song: Oklahoma  • 

Sports: Oklahoma Teams

State Parks: Oklahoma State parks, Golf Courses and more what Oklahoma has to offer.

Symbols: Fact sheet

Tourism: www.travelok.com

Travel: Oklahoma Travel

Tree: Redbud   Cercis canadensis  

Veteran Affairs: Oklahoma VA

Visitor Guides: Oklahoma Native America, tourism information for Oklahoma.

Weather: Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport

White Pages: AnyWho.com  - Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages:: Yellow Pages.com

Zoo: Oklahoma City Zoo