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. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,723 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 4
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 981 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 6
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 816 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,229 sqft
    Year built: 1943
    Days on market: 8
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,166 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,448 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 11
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 12
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 12
  7. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,066 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,935 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 12
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 13
  9. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 840 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,577 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 14
  10. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 858 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,056 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 15

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