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Nowata became one of the communities along route that the Iron Mountain Railroad completed in 1889. The rail through Indian Territory set stations every six miles - apprximately the distance a man could walk in a day. The route ran between the Kansas and Arkansas borders. The Cherokee town of Nowata was established in 1892 and incorporated in 1904. The name “Nowata” is a misspelling of a Delaware Indian word “Noweata” meaning “Welcome”.
Following the discovery of oil and gas in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s, Nowata became a boom town, growing in population. Today the community still "welcomes" visitors to stay and play.
Of the towns in Oklahoma, Nowata is home to one of the most unique attractions -
The Bowling Ball Art Display, located northeast of Nowata.
Other places to visit are -
- Green Country Showcase Country Music Show - 918-273-2301
- Glass Mansion (appointment only) - 918-273-1191
- Nowata County Historical Museum - 918-273-1191
- Historic Train Depot - 918-273-2500
- Presbyterian Church - 918-273-2301
Nowata is one of the Oklahoma towns to participate in the KAN-OKLA 100 Mile Yard Sale in September. « back to cities in High Plains
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