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Facts About Bartlesville
Bartlesville is located at 36°44′50″N 95°57′34″W (36.747193, -95.959498).
The city has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.6 km2), of which 21.1 square miles (54.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) (0.09%) is water.
The population was 37,290 at the 2020 census.
is one of two places in Oklahoma where a Lenape Native American tribe lives, the other being Anadarko.
Bartlesville was incorporated on January 15, 1897.
Jacob Bartles established a trading post in the present-day town of Bartlesville in 1875.
The Bartlesville headquarters of Cities Service was located in the nine-story office building at Fourth Street and Dewey Avenue, now the downtown campus of Rogers State University.
Bartlesville is familiar with both sweltering conditions in the summer with a record high of 115 °F or 46.1 °C and with icy conditions with a history of low of −28 °F or −33.3 °C.
The founders of Bartlesville’s famous Murphy’s Steak House at 1615 SW Frank Phillips, opened their famous eatery in 1947, originally located on West Third Street.
Bartlesville is notable as the longtime home of Phillips Petroleum Company. Frank Phillips founded Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville in 1905 when the area was still an Indian Territory.