Sapulpa_Main_StreetEarly History

The town was named after Chief Sapulpa, the area’s first permanent settler, who was a full-blood Lower Creek Indian of the Kasihta Tribe from Osocheetown, Alabama. In about 1850, he established a trading post near the meeting of Polecat and Rock creeks (about one mile (1.6 km) southeast of present-day downtown Sapulpa). When the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad(later known as the Frisco railroad) built a spur to this area in 1886, it was known as Sapulpa Station. Sapulpa post office was chartered in 1889. The town was chartered in 1898.

Controversy over Creek County Seat location

After Oklahoma became a state, each county held an election to determine the location of the county seat. Sapulpa competed with Bristow, Oklahoma for county seat of Creek County. After five years of contested elections and court suits, the question was settled by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on August 1, 1913. Sapulpa was ruled the winner. The county courthouse was completed in 1914, replacing an earlier structure built in 1902.

Economic Development

The area around Sapulpa mainly produced walnuts when the town was founded. In 1898, the Sapulpa Pressed Brick was established, followed in a few years by the Sapulpa Brick Company. This began the clay products industry. The Frisco built a railyard in Sapulpa and by 1900 designated Sapulpa as the location of an overhaul base for its rolling stock.  The founding of Premium Glass Company in 1912 marked Sapulpa’s entry to glass manufacturing. Premium Glass was absorbed into Liberty Glass Company in 1918. Other glass producers in the city were Bartlett-Collins Glass Company, Schram Glass Company, and Sunflower Glass Company. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History, Sapulpa became known as “The Crystal City of the Southwest


  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 984 sq ft
    Lot size: 10.00 ac
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 4
  2. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,062 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 4
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 1907
    Days on market: 6
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,256 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,247 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 6
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,550 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,568 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Days on market: 6
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,536 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.10 ac
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 7
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,579 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 7
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 972 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,838 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 7
  9. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,428 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,229 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 8
  10. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,389 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,143 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 8

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