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Weleetka
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
74880

Motto
"Take Pride - We'll Thrive"



Page Contents for Weleetka, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Weleetka is approximately 1,112 1990, 998 2010.
The approximate number of families is 461 1990, 358 2010.
The amount of land area in Weleetka is 1.625 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weleetka to Washington DC is 1112 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weleetka is positioned 35.33 degrees north of the equator and 96.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Weleetka average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
Weleetka average temperature is 62 degrees F.
The average low temperature is winter 20s-30s degrees F.
The average high temperature is summer 90-100 degrees F.

Location

one mile North of the Northern Branch of the Canadian River. Weleetka is east of Oklahoma City and just south of Interstate 40 in eastern Oklahoma.
Weleetka is located 69 miles from Tulsa, 89 miles form Oklahoma City, and 65 miles from McAlester Oklahoma.
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Climate


moderate. The average snowfall in Weleetka is 4-12 inches between November to December and late January to March Weleetka receives more freezing rain and ice storms than snow storms, in general.
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Weather


seasonal. The first killing frost is typically in mid to late October. The last killing frost is usually around Easter time. NOAA weather radio frequency covering Okfuskee County is 162.475 MHz. Weleetka has, on the average, 340 clear VFR flying days.
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History & History Related Items

The original City Hall building has been restored by the Weleetka Historical Society and contains a walk through museum with excerpts from local newspapers. Great for history buffs. Many of the documents on display pre date Oklahoma statehood.
Weleetka is the Muscokee-Creek Indian word which translates "running water".
Native American Folklore legends say that Weleetka would never be hit by a tornado. The fact is that Weleetka has never been hit by a tornado although some have passed nearby.
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Attractions

There are two grocery stores one with gas/diesel pumps, one full service gas station tire & minor repairs, a Texaco gas/mart store, one country store, one drug & gift store [2 RPhs] with souvenir items, greeting cards, books, gospel CD's and tapes and household supplies, one full service family restaurant with banquet room, one hardware store, one automotive parts store, three hair stylists men and women, a fitness center, two tanning centers, one photographic/portrait studio, one antique store, one video store with game room, several plumbers and two construction companies, one carpet and floor covering store, one musical instrument and sundries store, one florist, one full service auto garage major repairs and a feed store.
Community services include a Senior Citizens Center with meals delivered to shut-ins, one geriatric nursing home, one residential care facility for mentally challenged, home health care visiting nurses, one family clinic staffed by a P.A. and two doctors on call
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Weleetka City Government

Weleetka City Clerk
120 W 8th
Weleetka, OK 74880
Phone: 405-786-2272


City services available:
Garbage Service - yes, municipal container truck weekly pick-up
Electric Service - Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Telephone Local Carrier - South Western Bell Telephone Co. All calls outside of Weleetka, Clearview and Pharoah are long distance
The primary long distance carrier here is AT&T although many others are also available.
Natural Gas - Oklahoma Natural Gas. Water Supply - City Lake

Sales tax rate as of June 1998 = 8.75%

Weleetka Community Events

September each year
Pride Day
Place: Main Street of Weleetka
Time: 10:00 AM
Sponsored by: Area merchants and the Chamber of Commerce
PRIDE DAY - this annual celebration features a "Kiddie Parade", motorized decorated parade and the main parade with marching bands from area schools, floats, Miss Pride Day and her court, area officials and politicians, horse riding clubs and church floats. Games for the whole family such as the egg toss, greased water balloon toss, watermelon seed spit'n contest, horseshoes, archery, many arts and crafts booths line Main Street, mid-way kiddie rides, helicopter rides, gospel singing stages and the evening street dance from 9 'til midnight. Weleetka does not sell alcoholic beverages on the street and strictly enforces the open container laws. Security for this family event is provided by the Weleetka Police Department, Okfuskee County Sheriff's Department, Creek Nation Light Horsemen, Department of Corrections and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The "Miss Pride Day Pageant" will be opened to all contestants within a 30 mile radius of Weleetka between the first grade and 12th grade. The pageant will be held in the high school auditorium. For more information, call Mrs. Dana Rae Goodnight, director, at 405 786-2044. A separate "Baby Pageant" will be held for contestants up to five years of age. The Baby Contest director is Mrs. Cindy Majors and she may be reached by calling 405 786-2411.

Weleetka Schools

Weleetka Public Schools
Weleetka Superintendent's Office
Sixth St At Seneca Ave
Weleetka, OK 74880
Phone: 405-786-2203

Pre-K 3 and 4 yr.olds, Primary K-6, Middle 7-9, and High School 10-12.
Activities: Band, Cheerleading, Football A, Baseball, Basketball girls and boys teams, Track and academic teams.
Primary teacher to student ratio=1:15; Middle=1:30 High School=1:10



The Primary grades K-6 School is located in underground buildings providing safety for children and the community in the event of a tornado. The K-3 is in the South buildings and 4-6 is in the north building. The Middle School and High School Jr. High with grades 7-9 and HIgh School with grades 10-12 buildings remain above ground. The local Headstart Pre-school program is also here in a portable building. Weleetka

Miscellany

Approximate. distribution of population by race and sex within County:
White Male - 72.5%
White Female - 71.7%
Black Male - 11.8%
Black Female - 13.1%
Indian Male - 14.8%
Indian Female - 14.3%
All other Male - .9%
All other Female - .9%


The nearest hospitals are in Wetumka 11 miles south of town and Henryetta 17 miles NW of town. Both hospitals have helicopter landing areas.


TV Reception for Weleetka:
TV reception broadcast 2 Tulsa NBC
3 & 11 PBS
6 Tulsa CBS
8 Tulsa ABC
10 Ada Ind.
23 Tulsa FOX
41 Tulsa UPN
47 Tulsa ChristianLeSea
CABLE PROVIDER=Cable Comm of Oklahoma: 30 basic channels - premium movie channels


There are 480 dwellings in Weleetka, of which 60% are owner occupied. Rental housing is available as well as rental apartments.

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