The City

The City of Stillwater was incorporated in 1891 as part of the Oklahoma Land Run. The seat of Payne County, Stillwater has a population of approximately 50,000. Stillwater is located in north central Oklahoma, approximately one hour from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Consistently ranked among America’s top cities for quality of life, Stillwater provides a safe and friendly environment with a cost of living below the national average.

With miles of area parks and lakes, Stillwater offers outdoor activities including water skiing, fishing, camping, and hiking. In addition, Stillwater has six area golf courses, a motor cross track, and numerous community organized sporting events. Abundant nightlife opportunities are also available with a variety of bars, taverns, and restaurants which regularly host a diverse selection of musicians and entertainers.

A premier education community, Stillwater encompasses Oklahoma State University, Meridian Technology Center, Northern Oklahoma College, and one of the nations top rated public school systems. Home of the OSU Cowboys, Stillwater offers Big 12 intercollegiate sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. Stillwater also provides recreational and cultural opportunities only found in a university city, such as performing arts, museums, and nationally recognized speakers.

Stillwater also is home to a diverse mix of business and industry, from manufacturing to advanced technology. Superior educational opportunities, incentive programs, and a productive workforce have sparked continued interest by a variety of businesses.