County Seat: Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006
Washington County was named for President George Washington. It is the smallest county in Oklahoma in total area.
In 1870, Nelson F. Carr built a gristmill on the Caney River. A few years later, Jacob Bartles bought the mill and added a flour mill. The mills were the first commercial enterprises in what became the city of Bartlesville.
The Frank Phillips Home, located in Bartlesville, is one of 32 sites and museums owned, staffed, and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. It was made available to the public in 1973 when Elizabeth Irwin, granddaughter of Frank and Jane Phillips, presented the home and the Phillips&rsquo ...
May Brothers was established in Bartlesville in 1910 in this building by H. M. May and his five sons: Ben, Max, Harry, Paul and Jacob. It is the oldest retail store in Oklahoma operated continuously by the same family.
OKLAHOMA'S FIRST COMMERCIAL OIL WELL Nellie Johnstone No. 1, first commercial oil well in Indian Territory, completed April 15, 1897, by the Cudahy Oil Co., on the south bank of the Caney River. Site is 3.1 mi. N. W. of this marker. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission ...
The museum houses items from Tom Mix's personal collection, providing a glimpse into the life of one of Oklahoma's most colorful figures. Those too young to remember the man and his talent are sure to find his story as fascinating as those who watched him ride across the movie screen years ago.*