Communities / Chickasha, Oklahoma

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Chickasha, Oklahoma

rural • midwest, USA

Chickasha, Oklahoma, located 42 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, offers plenty of wide-open spaces.
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About Chickasha

Chickasha is located 42 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Historically rich, many of the city’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Rock Island Train Depot, Verden Separate School, and Grady County Courthouse. Wide open spaces allow plentiful outdoor fun. The Chickasha Parks and Recreation Department spans more than 2,000 acres. Hike Chisholm Trail, once used as a cattle route after the Civil War. Swim and fish at Shannon Springs Park, or camp and picnic at Lake Chickasha. The newly renovated Chickasha Sports Complex contains 15 baseball/softball fields, 11 soccer fields, three football fields and a cross country course. View a live performance at Washita Theater, home of the Chickasha community theater group. Tour the Grady County Museum, observing pioneer artifacts, historical memorabilia from the Rock Island Railroad, and World War II relics from the W&B Flying School. Don’t miss annual community traditions, including the Wings & Wheels Fly-In and Car Show, held at the Chickasha Municipal Airport every Father’s Day weekend. Each fall, the Rock Island Arts Festival offers a variety of cultural entertainment, including art demonstrations, beer and wine tastings, and musical performances. Check out the Chickasha Festival of Lights, which takes place during the holiday season on 43 acres of Shannon Springs Park. Just 37 miles away, the Will Rogers World Airport offers direct flights to many destinations including Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Population

16,051

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Will Rogers World Airport  • 40 mi

Weather (High/Low)

96 / 30

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$97,844

FUN FACT


Named for the Native American Choctaw tribe word “Chickasaw,” the City of Chickasha was founded in 1892 by Rock Island Railroad Executive Hobart Johnstone Whitely. The area’s first factory, the Chickasha Cotton Oil Company, opened its doors in 1899.
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