Welcome to Bristow
the Woodland Queen!
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Bristow's history dates back to the opening of the Indian
Territory to white settlers. Founded in 1897 as a Trading
Post, its beauty prompted it to be named the Woodland
Queen of Creek Nation.
Actual building of Bristow began with the coming of the
St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad in July 1898. The
naming of the city Bristow was after the honorable J.L.
Bristow, Assistant Postmaster General.
In the 1920's Bristow was an oil-boom town. From 1920
to 1942 mineral production was the most important
source of new wealth in Oklahoma.