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: 1,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,359 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,104 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 2
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 988 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 2
  5. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 2
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,738 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 5
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,187 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 5
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,780 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,289 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 5
  9. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,594 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,226 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 5
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,872 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,448 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market: 6

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