History of Bartlesville & Washington County, Oklahoma

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Washington County, OK


This small trading settlement was established in 1898 and named for Tom Oglesby, a local rancher. There was a post office from November 13, 1900 until August 15, 1933, and the Prairie Oil and Gas Company's compressor plant was located here. A tornado in 1938 severely damaged the town and a new school, which still stands and is shown below, was built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration.

Oglesby School

Photo © Ian Swart of Fletcher, OK; Link

Washington County Carrel