Inola, Oklahoma

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Inola, Oklahoma
Nickname(s): Hay Capital of the World
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Location of Inola, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389Coordinates: 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Rogers
 • Total 6.6 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,788
 • Density 242.9/sq mi (93.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74036
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-37100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094108[2]

Inola is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. It is included in the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (TMSA). The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census, a 12.5 percent increase from 1,589 at the 2000 census.[3] The name Inola is a Cherokee word meaning "Black Fox."[4] The town styles itself as "The Hay Capital of the World."[5]


Inola is located at 36°7′59″N 95°31′26″W / 36.13306°N 95.52389°W / 36.13306; -95.52389 (36.133182, -95.523938).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.91%) is water.

Black Fox Power Plant[edit]

The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles outside of Inola, Oklahoma, and encompass the use of two General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors. PSO pointed out to the citizens of Inola that there would be great economic growth and better schools. The people were convinced it would be a bad idea of housing such a facility in their backyards. After nine years of court battles, the decision was abandoned in 1982 and no complex would be built.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ MuniNetGuide: Inola, Oklahoma.[1].
  4. ^ ,O'Dell, Larry. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture."Inola" Retrieved March 19, 2012.[2]
  5. ^ "Inola: A Country Way of Life". Inola Chamber of Commerse. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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