Around Wagoner

Wagoner is a lakeside community with rich history and an amazing downtown. Wagoner was the first town incorporated in Indian Territory in 1896. Wagoner also had the first public school in Indian Territory that was privately funded by its citizens and was open to anyone who wanted to learn. These are the ideals that made Wagoner.

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Area Organizations

Wagoner is a community with strong relationships among their community organizations. Local organizations work together to provide a safe, progressive atmosphere where businesses and families thrive.

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A Few Words About Wagoner

Location, Location, Location. Our city is on the western edge of the Ozarks.  The rural setting and lake provide outdoor activities for all ages and interests.  We are on the shore of a 22,000 acre lake with over 225 miles of shoreline.

Transportation. Intersection of two major highways, 30 minutes to the Tulsa area and 15 minutes to Muskogee, all by four lane highways.  An easy drive to Tulsa International Airport.  Easy access to the Robert S. Kerr navigation channel and Arkansas River.

Amenities. Wagoner has a wide variety of attractions, lodging and dining options.

City Airport. Paved, lighted 3,405 foot runway located 2 miles east of the city.

Water Supply. Our source is  Ft. Gibson Lake.  A new, state-of-the-art water plant capable of 6 million gallons per day is under construction and will be ready for service in the spring of 2015.  This should provide adequate water for the next 30+ years.

Electricity. Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) supplies electricity to our city owned distribution grid.  By buying wholesale and distributing over our own facilities we are able to keep prices low. 

Faith. With over thirty churches in the city there are ample opportunities to meet other members of the community and become involved with volunteer work.

Recreation. A sports complex with 6 soccer and 6 ball fields has been built around the city park.  A second complex is under construction.   A large water park, with  chutes, slides, kiddy pool and diving boards is open during the summer months.

Low Cost of Living. Low utility rates, property and sales taxes results in a cost of living index of 87.4 compared to the US average of 100.

Industrial Parks. We have two Industrial Parks. We proactively recruit not just industry, but retail business as well.

Van Service. The City operates a van service which is available to all citizens by reservation. More information on the Wagoner Van Service.

Hospital. The Wagoner Community Hospital serves the city and surrounding area. The hospital is located at 1200 West Cherokee Street and offers 24/7 emergency service with a physician always on duty.  A helicopter pad is adjacent to the hospital. For more information, visit the hospital website.

Ambulance Service. The city maintains two fully equipped and staffed ambulances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The service for our citizens is paid for by a portion of the utility bill.  Non-residents can participate for a small monthly fee.

Families. A great place to raise a family.  Outdoor recreation activities and a school system that strives for academic excellence with a healthy balance of competitiveness in all sports.