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 Woodward all of my short life, and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Woodward always offers a smile!
Reviewed by Jaleeanna
on September 17, 2012
Woodward has the best smiles in the state. Best of all, they are free daily.
Reviewed by TWills
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in Woodward and I took it for granted when I lived there. Now having lived other places and traveled to many locations in the US and Europe I always love coming home to Woodward. Friendliest town by far!
Reviewed by Bhunt
on September 17, 2012
Woodward is my hometown....I learned many values from woodwardites! It is by far the friendliest town anywhere!!
Reviewed by shdills
on September 17, 2012
In Woodward people are there for you. You can trust your neighbors. Your kids can ride their bikes up and down the street and you know they will be safe. You can count on people here. Almost everyone knows everyone by name, even in a town of this size. Its the only place i would ever want to call home!
Reviewed by Sarahmyersww
on September 17, 2012
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Population

12,051

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