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Vinita, Oklahoma Facts:
- County: Craig
- Coverage Area (Total): 4.4 sq. miles
- Elevation: 699 ft.
- Population: 6,057
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Afton, Bernice, Bluejacket, Commerce, Disney, Fairland, Grove, Jay, Ketchum, Langley, Miami, Monkey Island, North Miami, Picher, Quapaw, Southwest City, Vinita, Welch, West Seneca, West Tiff City, Wyandotte
Vinita, originally named Downingville, was first established by Elias Cornelius Boudinot in 1871. It was the first city in the state of Oklahoma to have electricity. Prior to incorporation in 1898, Vinita as renamed after American sculptor Vinnie Ream. The site of the world's largest McDonald's restaurant, the Glasshouse McDonald's built over the top of Interstate 44, resides on the outskirts of the city.
Vinita maintains a variety of attractions including:Back to Top