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 moved here almost 5 yrs ago. I love it. Very friendly town! Everyone waves at you when you're driving.
Reviewed by TraceyTowns
on September 17, 2012
I've lived in Woodward all of my life. It's small enough that almost everyone knows each other, but big enough that it's not extremely boring.
Reviewed by zachj
on September 17, 2012
I lived in Woodward as a child when my father transferred here from Oklahoma City, when I was in jr. high we transferred to Tulsa. I couldn't wait to finish my schooling so I could return. It's a wonderful place to raise a family and now 20 years later, a mom can finish her schooling too!! Woodward offers nearly everything with a small town warmth!
Reviewed by sprintmom
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Woodward my whole life and I couldn't imagine raising my kids anywhere else! This community comes together for everyone no matter what.
Reviewed by bprice
on September 17, 2012
I have lived here all my life. My family is on our 5th generation to live here! Strangers pitch in to help like they have known you forever! We have a locally owned business that ranked 6th in the state last year for raising money for the Relay for Life. This year they strive for 1st place! I have been to funerals in our largest churches where it was standing room only. We love our Woodward family and we can always be counted on to step up to the plate to help a family in need! The people in this town are amazing! It always saddens me when people in towns I visit do not treat you like the people of Woodward treat a visitor or a new resident! We have a lot of history in this town and I am proud to say I am part of it!
Reviewed by whsboomer73801
on September 17, 2012
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