Woodward, Oklahoma

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Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] It is the largest city in a nine-county area.[4] The population was 11,853 at the 2000 census.

The area was originally home to Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes,[4] but white settlers established the town in 1887.[5] The Land Run of 1893 further opened up the area to settlement.

The city lies just west of Boiling Springs State Park.



Woodward is located in northwestern Oklahoma, on the eastern edge of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles.[4] Its geographic coordinates are 36°25′59″N 99°23′52″W / 36.43306°N 99.39778°W / 36.43306; -99.39778 (36.433059, -99.397745)[6] and its elevation is 1,906 feet (581 meters).

The city lies on the North Canadian River, 100 miles (161 kilometers) east-southeast of Guymon, Oklahoma and 85 miles (137 kilometers) west of Enid, Oklahoma. As the largest city in an area of nine counties, it is a commercial hub in northwestern Oklahoma.

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