Rogers County, Oklahoma Facts:
- Largest City/Town: Claremore
- Coverage Area (Total): 711 sq. miles
- Population: 89,044
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Catoosa, Chelsea, Claremore, Inola, Oologah, Talala, Verdigris
Rogers County History
Cooweescoowee County was originally founded at the 1906 Constitutional Convention. Residents objected and the name was changed to Rogers County in honor of Clem Vann Rogers, a mixed heritage Cherokee rancher and father of Will Rogers.
Rogers County is home to Oologah Lake which was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1963. Besides being the local reservoir, Oologah Lake offers swimming, boating, and fishing; as well as camping, picnic tables, and a playground. Area industries include manufacturing, agri-business, education, and healthcare services. With a population increase of 23% from 2000-2010, Rogers County holds the distinction of being the fastest growing county in the state.
Rogers County Attractions
Rogers County maintains a variety of attractions including: