10 Interesting Facts About Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Facts About Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Facts About Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

  1. The city was named for a Creek community settled by Creek Indians who had been forced to relocate from Alabama to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears.
  2. The median income for a household in the city was $65,385 and the median income for a family was $74,355.
  3. the city has a total area of 45.6 square miles, of which 45.0 sq mi is land and 0.6 sq mi is water.
  4. Broken Arrow’s motto is “City with a Future,” which is a good description of this growing community.
  5. The city is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 961,561 residents.
  6. The Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad sold lots for the town site in 1902 and company secretary William S. Fears named it Broken Arrow.
  7. The city’s two libraries, Broken Arrow Library and South Broken Arrow Library are part of the Tulsa City-County Library System.
  8. Broken Arrow has been listed as a “Tree City USA” for over 6 years in a row.
  9. The new city of Broken Arrow came into existence in 1902, named for the Muscogee settlement in its midst. The town was Broken Arrow, Indian Territory for five years until statehood in 1907.
  10. The city has the third-largest concentration of manufacturers in the state.


Facts About Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Interesting Facts About Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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