Jenks

Jenks, OK Real EstateJenks began in 1904 as a community site established by the Midland Valley Railroad between Tulsa and Muskogee, alongside the Arkansas River. Though the river could only be utilized by shallow draft steamboats while the water level was up, these two transportation routes proved vital to Jenks’ early development.

Jenks was named after William Henry Jenks the owner and director of the Midland Valley Railroad. According to a 1957 article in the Tulsa Tribune, an agent for the townsite company was told by the railroad home office to name a town for the director.

The town was officially platted on July 15, 1905. Also in 1905, a major petroleum discovery was made, further bolstering the economy of the area. The “Glenn Pool” oil well and subsequent oil claims brought many business people to the general area. In 1906, many oil depots (also known as “tank farms”) were constructed in Jenks. By the time of statehood, Jenks had 465 inhabitants.

Popular tourist draws include the Oklahoma Aquarium (the state’s only freestanding aquarium) and the Riverwalk Crossing shopping/walking district along the Arkansas River. A pedestrian bridge links the Jenks riverfront area with the Tulsa Riverparks walking trail on the East side of the river. Another one of Jenks main attractions is the High School Football Team who has won 12 state championships, 6 of those are in a row 96-01. The Trojans have sent many players to the collegiate level in the last 15 years including Rocky Calmus (Oklahoma/Tennessee Titans), Sean Mahan (Notre Dame/Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Jason Lohr (Nebraska), Jason Carter (Oklahoma), Garrett Mills (Tulsa/Minnesota Vikings), Chase Beeler (Stanford), Bryan Pickryl (Texas), Kejuan Jones (Oklahoma), Jay Henry (West Virginia), Phillip Dillard (Nebraska/New York Giants), Corey Callans (Oklahoma), Jake Laptad (Kansas), Cory Dorris (Tulsa), Chris Adkins (Tulsa), Gabe Lynn (Oklahoma),Tramaine Thompson (Kansas State).

source: wikipedia.org


  1. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,484 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.51 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,754 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,575 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 4
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,848 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 4
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,380 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 5
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,624 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,973 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 5
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,015 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 5
  8. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 6
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,757 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 6
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,392 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,717 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 7

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(all data current as of 11/20/2017)

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