Facts About Jenks
Jenks began in 1904 as a community site established by the Midland Valley Railroad between Tulsa and Muskogee, alongside the Arkansas River.
The town was officially platted on July 15, 1905.
Jenks has a total area of 17.73 square miles, of which 17.13 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water.
Jenks is located at 36°0′37″N 95°58′47″W (36.010276, -95.979850).
The town was named after Elmer E. Jenks, the director of the Midland Valley Railroad.
Jenks was named the “Antique Capital of Oklahoma” by the former first lady of Oklahoma, Shirley Bellmon, and the many stores that call Main Street home keep that tradition going.
The population of Jenks is 22,933, as of 2020.
Jenks is situated between the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. Jenks is one of the fastest-growing cities in Oklahoma.
Jenks has a council-manager form of government.
Jenks is also the headquarters of First Oklahoma Bank, which first began construction on its eight-story building in December 2012.