Founded prior to statehood in 1892, Chickasha, Oklahoma is rich in history. Its roots with the Rock Island Railroad, agriculture and as an energy rich area literally put Chickasha on the map.
At the west edge of the Chickasaw Nation and bordering many other Native American tribes, the area is rich in cultural history. It is also home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklaoma (USAO), formerly the Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) and the Chickasha Muncipal Airport, which orignated as the Wilson and Bonfis Flying School opened in October 1941 to train cadets of the U.S. Army Air Force.
The W&B Flying School trained over eight thousand cadets during World War II.
City and community sponsored events are hosted throughout the year, including: Rock Island Arts Festival, Chix Ribfest, Festival of Light, Railroad Roots Live, Movie and Music in the Park and many, many new planned events.
The Grady County Fairgrounds is also a place of interest as many local, state and national events and contests are held here throughout the year.
Rich History | Bright Future