History tells us that Yukon, once a mere settlement of 25 residents, has grown into a fine little city of over 21,000 with such distinguished natives as Garth Brooks who grew up there, among others.
An enthusiastic city government runs Yukon, offering historic sites such as the Czech Hall, a national and state historic site, devoted to preserving the customs and heritage of the community and The Chisholm Trail Festival for everyone to enjoy. Fine businesses, a thriving residential population and great city facilities make Yukon a great place to live, work and play. To learn more, visit: http://www.cityofyukonok.gov/
A.N. Spencer, a cattleman from Texas, decided to become a railroad builder, and began with a line from El Reno to Arkansas. On the route he chose, there were no towns between El Reno and Oklahoma City, so he purchased part of two, quarter sections north of the modern day Main Street.
The town grew slowly and in 1901 they finally voted to incorporate. There was no water or sewer until 1910 when they voted for water works, sewer and electricity from the mill. Nearly all of the businesses were on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth until the '20's. A few sidewalks were built but there was no street paving until Highway 6 came through Main Street about 1926. New businesses were opening and the town was spreading out. The little village on two streets has grown into a fine city covering several sections of land, 640 miles of streets, 90 miles of water lines and 6,400 water meters as of 1991.
From a one-room school, the school system now has a high school, a mid-high, two middle schools and seven elementary schools. Yukon also has some private schools and nursery schools. Yukon has one of the best school systems in the state.
From the few tiny churches at the beginning, Yukon now has many fine churches of many denominations. There is a Ministerial Alliance and more groups working to provide aid to citizens. Many clubs and organizations support most every type of service for the community. To learn more, visit: http://www.cityofyukonok.gov/about-yukon/
Attractions & Activities
From golf at Surrey Hills to the Links at Mustang Creek, Yukon offers challenging courses for both beginners and old hands. For those who enjoy the arts, there’s The Stage Door, or for history buffs, the Yukon Historical Museum. Yukon teems with activities for everyone at any age! For a more complete listing of things to do and see in Yukon, visit: Yukon Attractions
Parks & Recreation
Enjoy Yukon’s park and their amenities throughout the year with family and friends! For a complete listing, visit: Yukon Parks & Recreation
So many events, not enough room! From the Anime Club monthly meeting to the Christmas Eve Kickoff, there are things throughout the year for the family to enjoy, so please join us! To see what’s going on in Yukon, visit: Yukon Calendar of Events