Welcome to Owasso, Oklahoma, a wonderful place to call home!
Owasso is an Indian word that means "end of the trail." History records that sometime around 1900, Owasso was the location where the several railroads ended and had to turn around. In 1904, Owasso became a town under the laws of Indian Territory, and eventually was chartered as a city in 1972.
Through the years Owasso has grown from a sleepy town of mostly homes and residents to a thriving city with shopping, new home construction, two hospitals and lots to do.
The population of Owasso by summer of 2008 was right around 27,500. This is a marked increase of almost 50% growth since the year 2000. For further stats on the make up of Owasso, visit the city data page by clicking here.
I took a quick driving tour yesterday to see what shopping and other places of business I could find on the way to pick up my lunch. Here's a few from the route I took.
This is the new First Bank of Owasso. The first picture is of the building under construction, before the exterior went on. The second picture shows you the building much further along in the construction process. This will be the tallest building in Owasso at 5 stories. First bank was begun by the Sokolosky family on September 8, 1962. It continues to provide home town, first rate service.
First Bank isn't the only bank in town anymore, however. Many new banks have moved in. ONB is one of them.
Needless to say, with almost 50% growth over the last decade, shopping and retail will grow. This is Waterford Plaza, Braums Ice Cream Store and the Owasso Market, which is the home of our Wal-Mart.
There are a whole lot more places to eat and shop in Owasso. As I said, this is a quick tour as I was driving around. I'll tell you about Smith Farm Shopping Center and some of our other restaurants on my next trip around town.
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