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CountryStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_1_1
StateStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_2_0 OklahomaStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_2_1
CountyStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_3_0 PayneStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_3_1
IncorporatedStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_4_0 1884Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_4_1
GovernmentStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_5_0
TypeStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_6_0 Council-managerStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_6_1
MayorStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_7_0 Will JoyceStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_7_1
City ManagerStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_8_0 Norman McNickleStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_8_1
AreaStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_9_0
TotalStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_10_0 30.06 sq mi (77.85 km)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_10_1
LandStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_11_0 29.54 sq mi (76.51 km)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_11_1
WaterStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_12_0 0.52 sq mi (1.34 km)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_12_1
ElevationStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_13_0 984 ft (300 m)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_13_1
Population (2010)Stillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_14_0
TotalStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_15_0 45,688Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_15_1
Estimate (2019)Stillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_16_0 50,299Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_16_1
DensityStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_17_0 1,702.68/sq mi (657.41/km)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_17_1
Time zoneStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_18_0 UTC−6 (CST)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_18_1
Summer (DST)Stillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_19_0 UTC−5 (CDT)Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_19_1
ZIP codesStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_20_0 74074–74078Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_20_1
Area codeStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_21_0 405Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_21_1
FIPS codeStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_22_0 40-70300Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_22_1
GNIS IDStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_23_0 1098541Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_23_1
WebsiteStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_0_24_0 Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_0_24_1

Stillwater is a city in, and the county seat of, Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_0

It is located in north-central Oklahoma at the intersection of U.S. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_1 Route 177 and State Highway 51. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_2

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 45,688, making it the tenth-largest city in Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_3

The Stillwater Micropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 78,399 according to the 2012 census estimate. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_4

Stillwater was part of the first Oklahoma Land Run held on April 22, 1889 when the Unassigned Lands were opened for settlement and became the core of the new Oklahoma Territory. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_5

The city charter was adopted on August 24, 1889, and operates under a council-manager government system. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_6

Stillwater has a diverse economy with a foundation in aerospace, agribusiness, biotechnology, optoelectronics, printing and publishing, and software and standard manufacturing. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_7

Stillwater is home to the main campus of Oklahoma State University (the city's largest employer) as well as Northern Oklahoma College – Stillwater, Meridian Technology Center, and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_8

The city is home to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_9

History Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_0

The north-central region of Oklahoma became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_10

In 1832, author and traveler Washington Irving provided the first recorded description of the area around Stillwater in his book A Tour on the Prairies. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_11

He wrote of “a glorious prairie spreading out beneath the golden beams of an autumnal sun. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_12

The deep and frequent traces of buffalo, showed it to be a one of their favorite grazing grounds.” Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_13

According to one legend, local Native American tribes — Ponca, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee — called the creek “Still Water” because the water was always still. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_14

A second legend states that cattlemen driving herds from Texas to railways back east always found water "still there". Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_15

A third legend holds that David L. Payne walked up to Stillwater Creek and said, “This town should be named Still Water”. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_16

Members of the board thought he was crazy, but the name stuck. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_17

Stillwater Creek received its official name in 1884 when William L. Couch established his “boomer colony” on its banks. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_18

While the creek itself was tranquil, the next few years saw turmoil as pioneers sought free, fertile land and soldiers held them off while complicated legal issues and land titles with Creek and Seminole tribes were hashed out. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_19

On April 22, 1889, the cannons fired signaling the first Land Run that opened up the Unassigned Lands of the Oklahoma Territory, which included Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_20

By the end of the day, 240 acres (0.97 km) had been claimed and designated as Stillwater Township and a tent city with a population numbering 300 had sprung up on the prairie. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_21

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture simply says that the name officially became Stillwater only when the post office opened on May 28, 1889. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_22

On Christmas Eve, 1890, the legislature of Oklahoma Territory passed a bill certifying Stillwater as the land grant college site. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_23

In 1894, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College held a dedication of its first brick building, Assembly Building, later known as Old Central. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_24

Between 1889 and statehood, Stillwater grew. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_25

By statehood in 1907, downtown Stillwater was home to more than 50 buildings including several banks, churches, grocery stores, hotels, and department stores. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_26

The first newspaper was the Stillwater Gazette; telephone and gas service arrived in 1899; and the Eastern Oklahoma Railroad arrived in 1900. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_27

The population in 1917 was 3,000 and by World War II it had grown to more than 10,000. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_28

During the war, town leaders’ aim was to convert Oklahoma A&M into a war training center. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_29

They succeeded in creating 12 training units that involved bringing nearly 40,000 service men and women to Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_30

The WAVES (Women's Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) was the largest with 10,000 participants. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_31

Quonset huts were dotted across town and barracks occupied the site where Stillwater Medical Center and the CareerTech headquarters are now. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_32

This vast operation tided the city through the war and served as a base for a healthy economy in the postwar period. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_33

In 1952, the Industrial Foundation was established and its trustees worked to bring new industry to town: Moore Plant in 1966, Swan Hose in 1968, Mercury Marine in 1973, National Standard plant in 1988, World Color Press in 1974 and Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in 1988. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_34

The census of 2000, the population was 39,065; however, the population was adjusted to 46,156 in 2009. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_35

It was one of the 100 Best Places to Live in 2010, according to CNN Money Magazine. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_36

Government Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_1

The City of Stillwater operates under a council-manager government system, in which an elected city council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances and approving the city's budget. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_37

The council appoints a city manager who implements the policies adopted by the council. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_38

The city council meets the first and third Monday of the month in the Council Room at the Stillwater Municipal Building, 723 S. Lewis. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_39

Stillwater does not have city council districts; instead, it has general elections every year. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_40

The mayor and councilors are elected to three-year or four-year terms with at least one of the five seats up for election in April every year. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_41

Any person elected to the office of mayor or council member after Jan. 1, 2017, is eligible to serve no more than 12 years on the council. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_42

Years served do not need to be consecutive. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_43

The vice mayor is elected by the council members and acts as mayor during mayor's absence. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_44

As of June 2018 the city council consists of Mayor Will Joyce, Vice Mayor Pat Darlington, and councilors Amy Dzialowski, John Wedlake and Alane Zannotti. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_45

The City of Stillwater employs approximately 500 people. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_46

The city encourages resident participation on the boards and committees, applications are accepted year around. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_47

Commissions and authorities oversee city policies and services. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_48

Stillwater's 2009 crime rate for serious crimes (UCR Part 1) was 3657 per 100,000 residents compared to the 2009 national crime rate of 3466 per crimes per 100,000 residents (FBI 2009 Crime in the United States). Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_49

In 2009, Stillwater reported: 22 rapes, 15 robberies, 519 assaults, 308 burglaries, and 1,185 larcenies. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_50

Stillwater is located in districts 33 and 34 of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives and is represented by Republican Greg Babinec in the 33rd district and Democrat Cory Williams in the 34th district. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_51

In the Oklahoma State Senate, Stillwater is in the 21st district and is represented by Republican Tom Dugger. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_52

In the United States House of Representatives, Stillwater is represented by Republican Frank Lucas, of the third district in Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_53

In the U.S. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_54 Senate, Stillwater is represented by Republicans James Lankford and James Inhofe. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_55

Geography Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_2

Stillwater is located 60 miles (97 km) north-northeast of downtown Oklahoma City and 63 miles (101 km) directly west of downtown Tulsa by road. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_56

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.3 square miles (73.3 km), of which 27.9 square miles (72.1 km) is land and 0.5 square mile (1.2 km) (1.62%) is water. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_57

Climate Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_3

Stillwater has a humid subtropical climate, and is located in the area popularly known as "Tornado Alley". Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_58

Tornado watches and warnings are frequent, with sirens sounding to warn townsfolk to hurry to shelters when necessary. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_59

Summers are sunny, hot, and humid, with the temperature reaching or exceeding 100 (38 °C) ten times annually on average. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_60

Winters are generally sunny, mild, and dry, with an average January high temperature of 47 °F and an average annual snowfall of 7.5 inches (19.1 cm). Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_61

The highest recorded temperature was 115 °F (46 °C) on August 11, 1936, and the lowest recorded temperature was −19 °F (−28 °C) on February 13–14, 1905 and February 4, 1996. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_62

Demographics Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_4

As of the census of 2010, there were 45,688 people, 17,941 households, and 7,920 families residing in the city. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_63

The population density was 1,547 people per square mile (541.6/km). Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_64

The racial makeup of the city was 79.50% White, 4.71% African American, 3.93% Native American, 5.56% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 5.05% from two or more races. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_65

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.26% of the population. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_66

As of the census of 2000, there were 15,604 households, out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.1% were non-families. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_67

34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_68

The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.81. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_69

In the city, the population was spread out, with 15.2% under the age of 18, 38.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 13.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_70

The median age was 24 years. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_71

For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_72

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_73

The median income for a household in the city was $25,432, and the median income for a family was $41,938. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_74

Males had a median income of $31,623 versus $22,312 for females. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_75

The per capita income for the city was $15,789. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_76

About 12.6% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_77

Economy Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_5

Stillwater is home to a diverse mix of business and industry, from manufacturing to advanced technology. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_78

Among its export industries are printing and publishing, floor covering, wire products, software, food and kindred products, and research. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_79

Stillwater has the following economic clusters: aerospace, agribusiness, biotechnology, optoelectronics, printing and publishing, software and standard manufacturing. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_80

Oklahoma State University plays a significant part of Stillwater's overall economy with more than 20,000 students, 5,500 personnel and a focus on research and technology. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_81

According to the Chamber of Commerce webpage, "The Economy," top employers in Stillwater are as follows: Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_82

Stillwater, Oklahoma_table_general_1

EmployerStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_1_0_0 EmployeesStillwater, Oklahoma_header_cell_1_0_1
Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_1_0 6,069Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_1_1
Stillwater Medical CenterStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_2_0 1,200Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_2_1
OnCue ExpressStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_3_0 903Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_3_1
Stillwater Public SchoolsStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_4_0 822Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_4_1
City of StillwaterStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_5_0 520Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_5_1
WalmartStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_6_0 402Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_6_1
Stillwater National BankStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_7_0 300Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_7_1
Oklahoma Career TechnologyStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_8_0 280Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_8_1
National StandardStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_9_0 185Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_9_1
Ocean Dental HeadquartersStillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_10_0 175Stillwater, Oklahoma_cell_1_10_1

Stillwater has a number of distinct shopping and entertainment areas. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_83

Downtown Stillwater is a business improvement district with Main Street as its primary thoroughfare. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_84

It is bounded by Duncan Street to the west, Lowry Street to the east, and 4th Avenue to the north; it gradually narrows to 15th Avenue to the south. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_85

The Strip on Washington Street features small shops, restaurants and live music. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_86

It is adjacent to Oklahoma State University where University Avenue and Washington Street intersect. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_87

A few blocks east is Campus Corner on Knoblock Street that features unique shops and restaurants, including the original home to Hideaway Pizza. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_88

Education Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_6

See also: Oklahoma State University – Stillwater Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_89

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater is listed by the Princeton Review as one of 120 “Best Western Colleges” for 2014, and as one of 75 "Best Value Colleges – Public" for 2013. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_90

The university has one of the highest rated veterinarian programs in the United States. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_91

It is ranked by U.S. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_92 News & World Report No. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_93

73 among "Top Public Schools: National Universities" and No. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_94

142 among all National Universities for 2014. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_95

In 2003, Northern Oklahoma College added a campus in Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_96

Applicants who do not meet Oklahoma State University admission requirements may attend the NOC-OSU Gateway Program held on the campus. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_97

Stillwater is home to the Meridian Technology Center and also the state agency that oversees career technology schools in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_98

Stillwater Public Schools is the city's only public school district. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_99

There are more than 5,400 students enrolled in the district. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_100

The district includes Highland Park, Richmond, Sangre Ridge, Skyline, Westwood and Will Rogers elementary schools; Stillwater High School; Lincoln Academy (Alternative Education); Stillwater Middle School; and Stillwater Junior High. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_101

Libraries Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_7

Stillwater has been served by the Stillwater Public Library since 1922. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_102

In 1990, Stillwater voters passed a $4.98 million bond issue for the construction of a new public library at 1107 S. Duck. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_103

The Stillwater Public Library provides a core collections of more than 100,000 volumes and includes books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, videos magazines and newspapers as well as technological services. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_104

The library is active in the community, holding events and programs, including free computer classes, children's storytimes, and scholarly databases with information on a variety of topics. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_105

The Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University houses approximately 3 million volumes, 190,000 government documents, 70,000 electronic and print serials. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_106

Stillwater campus branch libraries include the Architecture Library, Curriculum Materials Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, Electronic Publishing Center and the Library Annex. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_107

It is a federal depository library. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_108

Arts and culture Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_8

Stillwater is known as the home of red dirt music, a mixture of folk, country, blues and rock. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_109

Notable red dirt artists from Stillwater include Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, the Red Dirt Rangers, The Great Divide, No Justice, Jenny Labow, the Jason Savory Band, and the father of red dirt music, Bob Childers. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_110

Garth Brooks, Other Lives, and The All-American Rejects launched their careers playing the local bars like Willie's Saloon, Tumbleweed Dance Hall, and Eskimo Joe's. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_111

Eskimo Joe's was voted the “Best College Post-Game Hangout” by Sporting News, ranked third in the "Perfect 10 College Sports Bars" list by Sports Illustrated, and named in Playboy's “Top 10 College Sports Bars.” Eskimo Joe's collectable T-shirts have been spotted all around the globe. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_112

Tumbleweed Dance Hall, home of the world-famous annual Calf Fry, was nominated for “Dancehall of the Year” award by the Academy of Country Music. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_113

Located on The Strip on Washington Street, Willie's Saloon is a Stillwater landmark. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_114

It is known for launching the career of Garth Brooks after he was discovered there by Dallas entertainment attorney, Rod Phelps. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_115

Stillwater hosts several performing arts series, including performances at the City of Stillwater Community Center, the Town and Gown Community Theater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_116

OSU's Allied Arts holds performances in the Seretean Center and the Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre on the OSU-Stillwater campus. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_117

The McKnight Center, a new state-of-the-art performing arts center on campus, is currently under construction. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_118

Stillwater is served by several voluntary organizations dedicated to providing entertainment and cultural experiences: the Stillwater Community Singers, the Stillwater Community Band and Stillwater Jazz. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_119

Annual festivals and events Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_9

Stillwater is home to a number of annual festivals and community events held throughout the year. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_120

Residents also benefit from the many events and activities hosted by Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_121

Since 1920, Oklahoma State University has welcomed alumni to “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration." Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_122

Each year, more than 70,000 alumni and friends return to campus for "Walkaround" and the Homecoming Parade. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_123

Spring kicks off with the Stillwater Public Education Foundation's A Taste of Stillwater, a fundraiser held every March. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_124

Other events include the Tumbleweed Calf Fry, the Stillwater Home Builders Association's Home and Garden Show, the Remember the 10 Run, and the OSU Jazz Festival. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_125

Since 2012, Stillwater has hosted the annual Land Run 100, a 100-mile (161 km) bicycling endurance race around north-central Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_126

The annual is held every March. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_127

The independent film festival features screenings, panels, and workshops on the OSU campus. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_128

The Stillwater Arts Festival is now in its third decade. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_129

The festival is a two-day, juried art show held in April that features live entertainment, artist demonstrations, and children's activities. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_130

The Oklahoma Special Olympics’ Annual Summer Games take place every May. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_131

It is the largest amateur sporting event in Oklahoma and the largest Special Olympics event in the United States. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_132

Since 2011, Stillwater has hosted the annual Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe, a red dirt music festival. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_133

Benefits from the event go to the Red Dirt Relief Fund which supports Oklahoma musicians in crisis. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_134

In the summer, there is the Krazy Daze Shopping Extravaganza and the Payne County Fair. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_135

On Independence Day, Stillwater hosts the annual Boomer Blast, a fireworks show at Boomer Lake Park. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_136

The fall season begins Collegefest, OSU Student Government Association's Lights on Stillwater (a trade-show style event where students learn about local organizations, shops, restaurants, and services), and the Downtown Stillwater Car Show. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_137

The annual Downtown Stillwater Halloween Festival is held the Tuesday before Halloween and includes a costume contest. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_138

For more than twenty years, the Eskimo Joe's Juke Joint Jog 5K and Fun Run (one mile race) have been held in the fall to benefit the Stillwater Area United Way. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_139

Winter is celebrated with the Downtown Parade of Lights and the Madrigal Dinner Concert on the OSU campus. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_140

Points of interest Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_10

The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_141

The museum features exhibits on Stillwater and Payne County, including the first land run that opened Oklahoma Territory for settlement in 1889. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_142

The museum also offers a variety of temporary exhibits and programs. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_143

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum is also located in Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_144

It is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the sport, celebrating achievements, and encouraging young athletes. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_145

The Washington Irving Trail and Museum, located in a rural setting, celebrates the heritage of Payne County. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_146

It is named for American writer Washington Irving who used to camp in the area. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_147

The museum features items from the famous Oklahoma boomer, David L. Payne. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_148

In October 2013, Oklahoma State University opened the in the renovated Postal Plaza, a former WPA-built Federal Post Office in Downtown Stillwater. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_149

The university began collecting art in the 1930s, an endeavor initiated by the former head of the OSU Art Department, Doel Reed. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_150

The university also operates the on campus in the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, home of the OSU Art Department. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_151

Exhibits in the gallery, which are open to the public, vary from student and faculty exhibits to national shows. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_152

The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University covers more than 100 acres (0.40 km) with thousands of species of flowers, shrubs, grasses and trees. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_153

It features specialized gardens like butterfly and organic gardens, turf and nursery research centers, and a Centennial Grove. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_154

It also has a 4.5 acres (1.8 ha) studio garden where OETA's show Oklahoma Gardening is filmed. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_155

The facility also has an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony Garden. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_156

The Oklahoma WONDERtorium is a children's museum that provides outreach programs and takes hands-on, play-to-learn activities to elementary classrooms, preschools and child care centers. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_157

The David L. Payne Memorial Monument, located in Boomer Lake Park, honors Oklahoma boomer, David L. Payne. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_158

In 1995, his body was exhumed and moved from Wellington, Kansas to this site. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_159

Payne County, Oklahoma, is named for him. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_160

The International Friendship Garden is located at the City of Stillwater Community Center and was built in 1997 by the Kameoka Landscape Gardeners Association to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sister city relationship between Stillwater and Kameoka, Japan. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_161

The gardeners shipped 22 tons of materials, tools, and supplies to Stillwater from Japan. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_162

Over a two-week period, they constructed a traditional Japanese garden. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_163

They also built a small tea garden at OSU's Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_164

The International Friendship Garden was dedicated Sunday, July 26, 1998, with a delegation from Kameoka in attendance. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_165

The Stillwater Public Library dedicated a bronze statue of Oklahoma historian and author Angie Debo on November 18, 2010. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_166

Created by local artist Phyllis Mantik, the statue depicts a young Debo sitting on a rock with several books by her side. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_167

Mantik chose to depict the historian as a young woman to illustrate that, at an early age, she chose the life of a scholar. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_168

To highlight Debo's importance to Oklahoma's Native American community, the base of the statue is surrounded by the seals of Oklahoma's 38 federally recognized Native American tribes. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_169

The Stillwater Farmers' Market operates April through October on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_170

The city's first craft brewery, , opened in 2014. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_171

The brewery opened its taproom in 2015. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_172

Stillwater is home to the Original Hideaway Pizza, Oklahoma's oldest pizzeria. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_173

The following Stillwater sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_174

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Media Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_11

Stillwater's newspaper of record is the NewsPress, owned by the Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_175

The community is also served by the weekly Stillwater Journal, owned and published by David and Lisa Sasser. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_176

The Daily O'Collegian has been published since 1895 as a daily paper by Oklahoma State University and is an affiliate of the College Media Network. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_177

Stillwater is also home to several radio stations, including Stillwater Radio that broadcasts on four stations: KSPI 780 AM, 80's, 90's and 2000's Rock; KSPI 94.3 FM, 80's, 90's and 2000's Rock; KVRO 101.1 FM, classic hits and home of sports; KGFY 105.5 FM, country music and the home of sports (in nearby Perkins, OK), and OSU women's basketball, soccer, and softball ; and KSPI 93.7 FM, adult contemporary, and the home of OSU football, baseball, men's basketball, and wrestling. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_178

KOSU 91.7 FM is owned by Oklahoma State University and is a National Public Radio station. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_179

White Peacock Publishing publishes Stillwater Living Magazine, a full-color monthly magazine. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_180

Stillwater Scene, published by Red Productions, is a monthly print and online magazine that focuses on local entertainment. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_181

Stillwater TV is a government-access television station airing on Suddenlink Communications’s channel 14. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_182

It broadcasts programming provided by the City of Stillwater, including live and rebroadcasts of Stillwater City Council and Planning Commission meetings. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_183

Stillwater citizens were featured in the news for threatening fellow citizens attempting to enforce public safety regulations related to COVID-19 "just three hours [after] the rule going into effect". Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_184

Sports Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_12

As a college town, Stillwater is home to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_185

Oklahoma State University teams have won 52 NCAA National Championships. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_186

Men's programs include baseball, basketball, football, cross country, golf, wrestling, tennis, and track and field. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_187

Women's programs include basketball, cross country, equestrian, soccer, softball, tennis, and track and field. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_188

The Oklahoma State Cowboys wrestling team is an NCAA Division I wrestling program and is one of five Big 12 Conference schools which participate in wrestling. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_189

The team has won 34 team national championships (plus an additional three which are unofficial) and 134 individual NCAA championships. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_190

Stillwater High School is a 6A-2 school. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_191

The Pioneers compete in football, volleyball, softball, cross country, cheerleading, pom, wrestling, basketball, swimming, baseball, golf, tennis, and soccer. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_192

Parks and outdoor attractions Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_13

The City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation Department manages more than 5,000 acres (20 km) of parkland, including five ball complexes, ten tennis courts, two disc golf courses, four lakes, one swimming pool, 14 playgrounds, one skate and bmx bike ramp, special services centers, including the Multi Arts Center, Senior Activity Center, Community Center, Armory Gymnasium and Lakeside Golf Course. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_193

Lake McMurtry, owned by the City of Stillwater, offers hiking and mountain-bike trails, back-to-nature camping and well-stocked reserves for fishing. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_194

Its convenience store and bait shop are open seasonal hours. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_195

Carl Blackwell Lake is owned by Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_196

It offers camping, boat rentals, covered pavilions, and a gift shop. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_197

Stillwater is served by a number of paved and unpaved bicycle and walking trails for non-motorized forms of transit. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_198

The Kameoka Trail Corridor includes a three-mile (5 km) loop around Boomer Lake and additional disconnected segments throughout the city. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_199

The corridor begins north at Park View Estates and runs along West Boomer Creek toward Airport Road and Boomer Lake Park, circles the lake and cuts south to Stillwater High School, crosses McElroy and continues to Hall of Fame between Main and Perkins and crosses through Hoyt Grove Park. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_200

Other multi-use trails include an asphalt trail through Couch Park, a dirt nature trail around Sanborn Lake, bike and pedestrian trails at Lake McMurtry, and a one-mile (1.6 km) gravel screenings loop at the Oklahoma Technology & Research Park. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_201

Four golf courses are located in Stillwater: Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_202

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  • The 18-hole course at the Karsten Creek Golf Club features 7,095 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.8 and it has a slope rating of 142 on Zoysia grass.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_1_16
  • The 18-hole Lakeside Memorial Golf Course features 6,698 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 117.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_1_17
  • The 18-hole course at the Stillwater Country Club features 6,524 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 125.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_1_18
  • The 18-hole course at The Links At Stillwater features 6,258 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_1_19

Transportation Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_14

Major highways Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_15

Stillwater has two highways running through it: Oklahoma State Highway 51, or 6th Avenue, runs east and west; and US-177, or Perkins Road, runs north and south. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_203

The city is also served by a 7.2-mile (11.6 km) spur that connects US-177 to the Cimarron Turnpike. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_204

Airport Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_16

Stillwater Regional Airport (SWO) has served the city since 1917. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_205

American Airlines began service in August 2016 with two daily round trip flights to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_206

The flights are operated on behalf of American Airlines by their regional partner Envoy Air using the 50 seat Embraer-145 jet. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_207

Private jets also fly in and out of this airport. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_208

Bus service Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_17

Public transportation is provided by the OSU/Stillwater Community Transit System. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_209

Ten bus routes are operated within Stillwater's city limits and on the OSU campus. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_210

Infrastructure Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_18

Utilities Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_19

Stillwater has been a community-owned electric utility since 1907. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_211

The electric utility, now part of the Stillwater Utilities Authority, provides electric, water, wastewater and solid waste management services. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_212

A portion of the Utility Authority's revenues help to support the City of Stillwater's fire and police departments, the parks and recreation system, and other city services. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_213

Water in Stillwater is drawn from Kaw Lake and pumped approximately 40 miles (64 km) to the treatment facility. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_214

Health care Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_20

Stillwater Medical Center is a 119-bed non-profit public trust facility. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_215

Services offered by the hospital include emergency, wound care, labor and delivery, surgery, radiology, rehabilitation, cancer care, and wellness. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_216

The community is also served by the Stillwater Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center, and the Stillwater Cancer Center, a physician-owned cancer treatment center. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_217

Residents who seek the full services of a teaching hospital must travel to the OSU Medical Center, about 60–70 minutes east in Tulsa. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_218

The Payne County Health Department is also located in Stillwater and offers services such as WIC, consumer protection, health promotion, and chronic and acute disease services. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_219

Notable people Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_21

See also: List of Oklahoma State University people Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_220

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Awards and recognition Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_22

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  • Stillwater is one of the top 10 places to live in Oklahoma, according to chamberofcommerce.org.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_43
  • Stillwater is one of the country's top 20 happiest small towns, according to Top Counseling School's list.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_44
  • Stillwater is 12th on CollegeSnacks' "The 101 Best College Towns In America For 2018" list.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_45
  • Southern Living ranked Stillwater sixth on its "The South's Friendliest Cities 2018" list.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_46
  • Business Insider named Stillwater the best city in Oklahoma to buy a home.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_47
  • USA Today College and Schools.com has named Stillwater one of the 25 best small college towns in the country.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_48
  • Stillwater was named the smartest city in Oklahoma by Only in Your State.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_49
  • Stillwater ranked as one of the top 100 best places to live in the U.S. (small to mid-sized cities) on Livability's 2016 list.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_50
  • Stillwater was named one of the safest cities in Oklahoma in 2016 by BackgroundChecks.org.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_51
  • Stillwater was named one of the top 10 best cities in Oklahoma to retire by Only in Your State.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_52
  • In 2015, TIME Inc./Money Magazine named Stillwater as one of the top 25 places to retire in the United StatesStillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_53
  • In 2014, USA Today recognized Stillwater's annual Halloween Festival as one of the 10 Best Halloween Costume Parties.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_54
  • Movoto named Stillwater as one of the 10 happiest small places in America in 2014.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_55
  • Movoto Real Estate recognized Stillwater as the most exciting place in Oklahoma in 2014.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_56
  • In 2014, the USA Today recognized Stillwater one of nine cities with the fastest growing income between 2010 and 2012. Stillwater's income grew more than 17 percent during that time.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_57
  • In 2013, Lumosity completed a study that found Stillwater was the No. 25 smartest city in the United States with a score of 102.59.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_58
  • In 2010, Stillwater was named the "6th Fastest Growing Small Town in America" by Forbes.com. Stillwater saw a growth of 8% from 2006 to 2009 as the population of Stillwater and surrounding community rose from 73,818 to 79,727. Stillwater proper remains a jurisdiction of less than 50,000.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_59
  • CNN/Money Magazine rated Stillwater, OK, #67 on its top 100 places to live list for 2010.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_60
  • Stillwater is a member of Tree City USA.Stillwater, Oklahoma_item_3_61

Sister cities Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_23

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Stillwater has been sister city to Kameoka since 1985. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_221

The State of Oklahoma and Kyoto Prefecture signed a sister state agreement in 1985 through the auspices of the governor's office. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_222

Kameoka requested a sister city in Oklahoma that was about one hour from the capital, agriculturally based, and home to a university. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_223

Stillwater was a perfect match. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_224

In 1985, the first delegation from Kameoka visited Stillwater, and in November of that same year a Stillwater delegation went to Kameoka. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_225

There, Mayors Calvin J. Anthony and Yoshihisa Taniguchi signed the Sister City Affiliation Agreement that officially established the sister cities relationship between the two cities. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_226

Since 1989, the Stillwater Middle School and Taisei Junior High School in Kameoka have participated in a sister school relationship, which features an active teacher-student exchange program. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_227

In Popular Culture Stillwater, Oklahoma_section_24

Stillwater was featured in the CW television show "Supernatural" in Season 13, Episode 12 "Various & Sundry Villains." Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_228

Protagonists Sam and Dean Winchester track a pair of witches to the city to try and recover a valuable spell book. Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_229

Stillwater was featured as a recurring location in the Procedureal Drama NCIS, as the hometown of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs Stillwater, Oklahoma_sentence_230


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