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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Okeene is approximately 1,240 (2000), 1204 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 633 (1990), 485 (2010).
The amount of land area in Okeene is 2.521 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Okeene to Washington DC is 1223 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Okeene is positioned 36.11 degrees north of the equator and 98.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Okeene average annual rainfall is 26 inches per year
Okeene average annual snowfall is 12 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


about 91 miles from Oklahoma City and 131 miles from Tulsa.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Okeene.

The area surrounding Okeene was officially opened to European settlement by the land run of April 19th, 1892. Several settlers had already come into the area in the 1870's forming large ranches, and even earlier around the time of the Civil War.

This page tells how Okeene was named. One version says a local resident, Tude Mansfield, made up the three syllable word, O-kee-ne from the words, Oklahoma, Cherokee and Cheyenne. Later, the word was divided up as Ok-ee-ne. But the original spelling was written on early maps as O'keene which made it appear Irish. The local residents protested and the name's spelling was officially changed to Okeene.
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Annual Rattlesnake Hunt
Okeene is famous for its annual rattlesnake hunt and prides itself on being the home of the original rattlesnake hunt. The hunt, held annually around the end of April or early May attracts participants, spectators and those who are simply curious from around the world. In 2001, Okeene celebrated its 62nd snakehunt

Learn more about Okeene at this informative site.
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Okeene City Government

Contact the Town of Okeene:
Town Office: (580) 822-3035
Town Office Fax: (580) 822-3041

Okeene has a trustee board form of government Okeene


The population of Okeene was:
1970 - 1,421
1980 - 1,601
1990 - 1,343
2000 - 1,240

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