Newcomers Guide 2023

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Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Organizations


650 S. Cherokee St. Suite C, Catoosa (918) 266-6042;


618 Pine St., Chelsea (918) 789-0767

CLAREMORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore (918) 341-2818


104 S. Muskogee Ave., Claremore (918) 283-8240


412 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Claremore, OK (918) 341-5881

INOLA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PO Box 1207, Inola, 74036 (918) 543-2900


ROGERS COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (RCIDA) 1503 N. Lynn Riggs Blvd. Suite D, Claremore (918) 343-8959

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Utility & Services


AEP/PSO Electric

125 S. Scraper, Vinita (888) 216-3523

Town of Chelsea

637 Olive St., Chelsea (918) 789-2557

Water Department

637 Olive St., Chelsea (918) 789-2558

VVEC Electric

8901 E 146th St N, Collinsville (918) 371-2584

Catoosa City Hall

214 S. Cherokee, Catoosa (918) 266-2505


Claremore City Utility Department

104 S. Muskogee, Claremore OK (918) 341-0456

Claremore City Sanitation

104 S. Muskogee, Claremore (918) 341-7408

Claremore City Water/ Sewer Department

104 S. Muskogee, Claremore OK (918) 341-0456

Rogers County Rural Water District #2

17261 S. 4170 Rd, Claremore

(918) 341-7166

Rogers County Rural Water District #5

25254 S. 4100 Rd.,


(918) 266-4634


Rogers County Rural Water District #6

(918) 543-8749

Rogers County Rural Water District #7

(918) 341-1115

Rogers County Rural Water District #8

22094 S. 4160 Rd., Claremore

(918) 341-4628

Rogers County Rural Water District #9

(918) 341-3932

VVEC Electric

8901 E 146th St N, Collinsville

(918) 371-2584



P.O. Box 401 Oklahoma City

(800) 664-5463

Rural Water District #3

13277 S. Ash


(918) 341-0851

Rural Water District #4

P.O. Box 198


(918) 443-2542

VVEC Electric

8901 E 146th St N, Collinsville

(918) 371-2584

Cell Providers


326 S. Lynn Riggs, Ste. 100 Claremore (918) 341-8080

US Cellular

502-B Lynn Riggs


(918) 342-3109

Cable & Internet Providers

Dish Network (800) 833-3474


(800) 781-4081

Cox (918) 806-6000

Optimum (877) 694-9474

AT&T Internet Services (800) 288-2020


(888) 618-0264

Fullnet Communications (877) 385-5832

AT&T Residental (800) 464-7928

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Claremore is the county seat for Rogers County. The county offices are listed below:

• Commissioner’s Office

(918) 923-4798

• Sheriff’s Department

(918) 342-9700

• Treasurer

(918) 923-4797

• Assessor

(918) 923-4795

• County Clerk

(918) 923-4796

• Court Clerk

(918) 923-4961

Contact Numbers

• City of Claremore

(918) 341-1325

• City of Catoosa

(918) 266-2505

• Town of Chelsea

(918) 789-2557

• Town of Foyil

(918) 342-9525

• Town of Inola

(918) 543-2430

• Town of Oologah

(918) 443-2783

• Town of Verdigris

(918) 379-0142

City & County Government

The City of Claremore Operates a council-manager form of government under a City Charter. This type of government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States and is currently used in the majority of American cities with populations over 12,000.

In the City of Claremore’s council-manager form of government, an eight-member elected City Council is responsible for making policies, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall supervisory authority in city government.

The Mayor performs ceremonial duties and acts as a member and presiding officer of the Council, similar to a chairman.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for supervising government operations and implementing policies adopted by the Council.

Other towns in Rogers County operate under the town form of government where the town trustees are elected and then they appoint the mayor and vice mayor.

Catoosa has a strong-mayor-council form of government where the mayor is also elected and is the chief executive officer of the city.

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Public Schools

Catoosa Public Schools

2000 S. Cherokee, Catoosa (918) 266-8603

Chelsea Public Schools

401 Redbud Lane, Chelsea (918) 789-2528

Claremore Public Schools

102 West 10th St., Claremore (918) 923-4200

Claremore Sequoyah Public Schools

16441 S. 4180 Rd., Claremore (918) 341-5472

Foyil Public Schools

PO Box 49, Foyil (918) 341-1113

Inola Public Schools

110 N Broadway, Inola (918) 543-2255

Justus-Tiawah Public Schools

14902 East School Rd., Claremore (918) 341-3626

Oologah-Talala Public Schools

10700 S. Highway 169 (918) 443-6000

Verdigris Public Schools

26501 S 4110 Rd., Claremore (918) 266-7227

Private Schools

Claremore Christian School

1055 W. Blue Starr Dr, (918) 341-1805

Legacy Christian (K-5) 107 E. Will Rogers Blvd. (918) 342-1450

Higher Edu

Northeast Technology Centers 1901 N. Highway 88, Claremore (918) 342-8066

Rogers State University 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore (918) 343-7777

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Medical Services 9 | Newcomers Guide 2023 1202 N. Muskogee Pl. • Claremore 918-341-2556 • • Cardiac Cath Lab • Emergency Care • General Surgery • Orthopedics • Pain Managment • Women’s Health Quality Care. Close to Home. St. John Clinic Claremore 918-341-1000 1910 S. Falcon Ave. Claremore, OK 74017 Hillcrest Hospital Claremore 918-341-2556 1202 N. Muskogee Place Claremore, OK 74017 Hillcrest Hospital Claremore

Family Activities

Totem Pole Park

Totem Pole Park is located in Foyil and provides families and children a glimpse of folk art with an emphasis on Native American culture and history. Just off historic Route 66, north of Claremore, the nine-acre park includes Galloway’s 90’ totem pole sculpture, his eleven-sided “Fiddle House”, and a museum with artifacts made by Ed Galloway and visuals of the park development.

J.M. Davis Museum

Over 50,000 items to see and experience such as saddles, spurs, local ranching brands, German beer steins, World War I posters, military weapons, John Rogers statuary and Native American artifacts.

Robson Performing Arts Center

Claremore’s commitment to children having quality cultural experiences led to the development of the $16 million Robson Performing Arts Center. The mission of the Robson PAC is to promote arts education for the students of the Claremore School District by providing a safe performing arts venue.

The Center also serves as a resource for the community at large and contributes to the cultural vitality of the City of Claremore and its surrounding areas.

The approximately 70,000 square-foot facility has a seating capacity of 1,024. Students may practice in a band room, a choir room and a speech, drama and debate area.

Small and large ensemble rooms, a percussion area and practice rooms are soundproof.

The Blue Whale

Located in Catoosa just off of Route 66, the Blue Whale has been a Rogers County landmark since the early 1970s. It includes a deck and picnic tables for families and children.

Will Rogers Museum

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a world-class museum in Claremore dedicated to Will Rogers, the iconic cowboy humorist. Come watch his classic films, listen to his radio broadcasts and learn about the man Oklahoma fondly calls its favorite son. Visit

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Located along historic Route 66 in Claremore, The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum houses a collection of more than 20,000 guns, knives, musical instruments, political buttons, saddles, John Rogers statues, Native American artifacts and other memorabilia.

11 | Newcomers Guide 2023 YOUR EMPLOYMENT SER 654 S. Lynn RiggsBlvd.
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Parks & Recreation

Lake Oologah

Lake Oologah provides a great getaway for fishing, boating, picnicking and camping. The lake is one of the most popular lakes in the area for sailing.

Eleven public-use areas are available.

Recreational amenities include a swimming beach, mountain biking, an ATV area, marina, RV and tent camping, picnic tables and a playground.

The lake also features the Will Rogers Country Centennial Trail, which

provides more than 18 miles of trail.

Directions: Take Hwy 169 N from Tulsa to City of

Oologah. Go S on Hwy 88 for 2 miles. E of Oologah on Hwy 169 & Hwy 88 intersection.

Claremore Lake

Claremore Lake Park was developed in 1929 with completion of the dam. Located on 1,200 acres off of East Blue Starr Drive, this is the perfect place for relaxation for the whole family. General Info: Activities include: Fishing & Boating, Playgrounds, Picnic Areas & Shelters, Walking/Jogging Trail and Splash Pad.

Directions: Take North Lynn Riggs Boulevard (Highway 66) to Blue Starr Drive. Travel east on Blue Starr Drive, approximately 2 miles. Turn left into the entrance near the Water Treatment Plant.

Claremore Recreation Center

The 80,000 square foot center includes facilities for weight-lifting, swimming, basketball, racquetball, running (track), aerobics, treadmill training and indoor tennis.

Claremore Bark Park

Cat Creek Dog Park located at 1001 Dupont St., is approximately 1.5 acres and chalked full of fantastic amenities for both small and large four-legged friends. The park itself is fully enclosed and separated by a 6’ chain link fence. There’s even a shared shade structure for the pups’ human companions. All dogs must be up-to-date on shots, owners must have leashes for their animals.

Youth Sports

The following are offered in Claremore & Rogers County: Baseball Basketball





Swimming Wrestling

Learn more at: www. claremore city. com

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The Claremore Museum of History is free admission, open to the public

Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 4pm, and Saturdays: 11am to 3pm. It is located at 121 N. Weenonah. A popular exhibit remembers Lynn Riggs. Riggs was born and raised in Claremore. He wrote the play “Green Grow the Lilacs”, which after being purchased by Rodgers & Hammerstein became the musical “Oklahoma!” Learn more at 918-923-6490

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As Independent Agents, we represent many carriers. So we are free to help you find a plan that fits your needs and protects your budget. Our goal is to help you with what you need to know before purchasing a plan. With your list of wants, we will help you understand your options. Let us do the shopping for you and bring you choices. Give Gordon and Vickie a call for a no cost review

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103 E. Patti Page Blvd., Ste. 1, Claremore, OK 74017

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