RED FORK

NAME: Red Fork
COUNTY: Tulsa
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Winter Snows, Spring Storms, & Hot Summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring & Summer
COMMENTS: Located in West Tulsa County, on the old historic route 66. present day Soutwest Blvd. Red Fork is just west of 25th & SW. Blvd.Or west of Clinton Jr. High school, present day Clinton Middle school. several old buildings still line both sides of Southwest Blvd. Many residents also live in the area old and new. Also do to the fact that this old Town is apart of the City of Tulsa it has a large population.
REMAINS: Several old buildings, houses, and a Post Office still in use as of today (2007).
Red Fork is a community in West Tulsa. It is famous for being the location of the first oil well in Tulsa County, the Sue A. Bland. On June 25, 1901, the first oil well in Tulsa County was completed by Drs. J.C.W. Bland and Fred S. Clinton in Red Fork. Dr. Bland, the first graduate physician in Tulsa, had moved to Red Fork in 1895 to set up a country practice. The well was on the homestead allotment of Dr. Blandís wife, Sue A. Bland, a Creek citizen. The Sue Bland #1 was a thirty barrel well at a depth of 600 feet. This well brought the first nation wide publicity and oil boom to Tulsa and the Indian Territory. Submitted by: Shawn Hopkins


Red Fork
Courtesy Shawn Hopkins


Red Fork
Courtesy Shawn Hopkins


Red Fork
Courtesy Shawn Hopkins

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