Located on the Arkansas River on lands that were once part of the Creek and Cherokee nations, Tulsa County was created at statehood and took its name from the town of Tulsa in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. The name, Tulsa is derived from Tulsey Town, an old Creek settlement in Alabama. The county is part hills and bluffs and part wide prairie, marking the dividing line between the ridges of the Ozarks in the East and the broad plains of the West. Its western tip reaches Lake Keystone, while the Arkansas River, in its wide bed, rolls southeastward across the county. Cattle and horse ranches and rich farmland lie almost within the shadow of urban buildings. The county has the state's second largest city, Tulsa, whose energy, aviation, computer and electronics bases are supported by a broad complex of institutes of higher learning. Surrounding this core, is a rapidly growing ring of suburban cities, including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso and Sand Springs. Beyond these areas, close at hand, there are still quiet, backwood areas. History runs deep in Tulsa County, from the early Indian inhabitants to the cattlemen, the coming of the railroads, and the oil boom. Near downtown Tulsa lies the historic meeting place of the Creek, Cherokee and Osage nations. Location: Tulsa County is in northeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.6 inches yearly. January's average temperature is 40.6 and July's average is 79.6. County Seat: Tulsa Distances: Tulsa to: Bartlesville - 47 miles; Muskogee - 52 miles Oklahoma City - 115 miles Land Area: 587 square miles, part hills and bluffs and part wide prairie dividing the ridges of the Ozarks to the east and the broad plains to the west.
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