Yukon was founded by A.N. Spencer in 1891 and was named for the Yukon River which flows from British Columbia, across the Yukon, and into Alaska.
The city has a total area of 26.3 square miles, of which 26.2 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.
Yukon began to attract immigrants from Bohemia. Following World War I and the dissolution of Bohemia into Czechoslovakia and Moravia, the immigrants became known as “Czechs.” Yukon is known as the “Czech Capital of Oklahoma”.
Yukon is a western suburb of Oklahoma City, and it is located in the central portion of the east side of Canadian County, Oklahoma at 35°30′8″N 97°44′57″W.
Yukon is twinned with the following sister city Krnov in the Czech Republic.
Yukon was incorporated in 1901 and voted to add water works, sewer, and electricity from the mill in 1910.
The estimated population of Yukon, Oklahoma is 27,557, as of 2020.
Yukon has a city government, which began with a three-man board and has progressed to a city manager system with a five-person city council.
The town is traversed by historic Route 66 and state highways 4 and 92. It lies just north of Interstate 40. Downtown Oklahoma City is 16 miles (26 km) to the east.
Community events include the Czech Festival in October and the Chisholm Trail Festival in June.