Woodward, Oklahoma

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Woodward, Oklahoma is located on the eastern edge of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Before settlers arrived in 1887, the area was home to Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. The town is rich with history, from Indian wars to natural disasters, to the rise of the Oklahoma Oil Industry. Community residents are well known as very friendly, hospitable people who stick together through good and bad times.

Visitors should make a stop at the Veterans Memorial Center or the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum to get a taste of history. For outdoor fun, head to Rotary Park, or to the Goetzinger Walking Trails for seven miles of scenic views.

The community takes pride in its eco-friendliness and commitment to clean, sustainable energy. Woodward serves as a hub for renewable energy, with 38,000 megawatts of wind power in development.

Community residents enjoy cultural entertainment at both the Woodward Arts Theatre and Jose Adams Cultural Center. The theatre was originally built in the 1920s and restored in the ‘80s.

The citizens of Woodward and an incredible number of volunteers from all over the state and country have helped cleanup and rebuild from the recent tornadoes so the town can continue moving forward. We hold a special place in our hearts for Woodward, one of the 2011 Friendliest Small Towns in America, and would like to direct anyone willing to support them in their time of need to the Woodward Community Foundation, the official repository for contributions to help the victims of this disaster.

I have lived in 3 different states, and because of my living in La Grange, Texas, I know that Woodward is one of the friendliest, and the reason for that is, when I was at work on several occasions people would say to me that I wasn't from the La Grange area because I was friendly. Since I did most of my growing up in Woodward, I would say this town gave me my friendly attitude.
Reviewed by kaceejack
on September 17, 2012
OUR GRANDAD PAUL MEYER HELPED TO BUILD THE WOODWARD COUNTY COURT HOUSE IN WOODWARD, OKLAHOMA. OUR GREAT GRANDAD DR. HARRY S. COCKERILL HELPED 4-9-1947 IN THE WOODWARD TORNADO. THE TOP FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE WAS BLOWN AWAY. AFTER THE WOODWARD TORNADO, OUR DAD BOB MEYER,WAS 17 AND HELPED TO BUILD HOMES IN WOODWARD.NOW AT AGE 80, OUR DAD HAS BUILT OVER 100 HOMES HERE. WE IN WOODWARD,OKLAHOMA ARE FREINDLY AND HAVE PRIDE IN WOODWARD. WE HAVE BOILING SPRINGS STATE PARK, FT. SUPPLY LAKE, NEAR FREEDOM, ALABASTER CAVERNS, NEAR WAYNOKA SAND DUNES,AND WE ARE THE IODINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WHEN CALLER ID WAS NEW TO OKLAHOMA, EACH HOME WAS GIVEN A FREE CALLER ID TO TRY AS WE WERE A CHARTER CITY TO TRY CALLER ID OUT.OUR SCHOOL MASCOT IS BOOMER AND I ENJOY TEACHING AND I HAVE FOR 24 YEARS AND I AM CALLED MISS BOOMER. IN WOODWARD I HAVE SEEN PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER AND PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH. THANKS FOR HAVING BOOMER PRIDE IN WOODWARD,OKLAHOMA.
Reviewed by LJ
on September 17, 2012
Alot of great people live in Woodward
Reviewed by truckin3
on September 17, 2012
this is a great town, lived here all my life, cant imagine living anywhere else......come see us on main street....
Reviewed by thegazebowoodward
on September 17, 2012
Friendliest place to live!
Reviewed by Scarrico
on September 17, 2012
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