Kellyville, Oklahoma

Coordinates: 35°56′34″N 96°13′10″W / 35.94278°N 96.21944°W / 35.94278; -96.21944
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Kellyville, Oklahoma
Location within Creek County, and the state of Oklahoma
Location within Creek County, and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°56′34″N 96°13′10″W / 35.94278°N 96.21944°W / 35.94278; -96.21944
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.93 sq mi (5.01 km2)
 • Land1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation784 ft (239 m)
 • Total1,019
 • Density528.53/sq mi (204.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-39000[3]
GNIS feature ID1094318[2]

Kellyville is a town in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,150 at the 2010 census,[4] compared to 906 in 2000.


Kellyville was named for James E. Kelly , who established a local trading post in 1892 and opened a post office on November 27, 1893. St. Louis and Oklahoma City Railroad (later merged into the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway) built a line through Kellyville in 1898.[5]

Oklahoma's worst train disaster took place just west of Kellyville on September 28, 1917, when two Frisco trains collided. Twenty-three people were killed and eighty injured. It remains one of the country's bloodiest train wrecks due to the large number of cattle deaths. In the early 1970s, there were plans to build a ski resort in Kellyville — Oklahoma's first — using artificial snow, but the idea was short-lived due to the region's climate.[6]

Oil and gas were discovered nearby in 1915. This created a population boom and attracted construction of a refinery in Kellyville. By 1930, the population was 548. Although oil and gas production waned, population continued to grow. Now, a significant number of employed residents commute to jobs in Sapulpa and Tulsa.[5] However, Webco Industries has become a major local employer, having opened a corrosion-resistant alloy plant in Kellyville in 2008 which produces specialty nickel alloy and stainless tubing.[7] The plant was significantly expanded in 2018.[7]


Kellyville is located in northeastern Creek County at 35°56′34″N 96°13′10″W / 35.94278°N 96.21944°W / 35.94278; -96.21944 (35.942771, -96.219497).[8] It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Sapulpa, the Creek County seat, on Oklahoma State Highway 66 (former U.S. Route 66).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.[9]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

At the 2000 census,[3] there were 906 people, 349 households and 258 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,045.1 inhabitants per square mile (403.5/km2). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 476.4 per square mile (183.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.55% White, 0.66% African American, 10.15% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 4.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 349 households, of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

26.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

Sign Kellyville Drumright.

The median household income was $30,688 and the median family income was $32,297. Males had a median income of $27,639 and females $18,229. The per capita income was $11,978. About 9.2% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Heyburn Lake and Heyburn State Park are about a 6+12-mile drive to the west of Kellyville.[11] RV and tent camping is available, and the lake features picnic areas, a playground, a boat launch, swimming and fishing.[12]

The Creek County Fairgrounds in Kellyville is the location for various local, county, state, and national events, including fairs, livestock shows & rodeos, trade shows, family reunions, conferences, banquets, and educational programs.[13]

The Kellyville Public Park has playground equipment, a pavilion, and picnic tables.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kellyville, Oklahoma
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ CensusViewer: Population of Kellyville, Oklahoma. Retrieved March 17, 2012 [1]
  5. ^ a b c Wilson, Linda D. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Kellyville" Retrieved March 23, 2012.[2] Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Kellyville Aid Station". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  7. ^ a b "History". Webco Industries. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kellyville town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kellyville to Heyburn State Park". Google Maps. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  12. ^ "Heyburn Lake". Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  13. ^ "Welcome". Creek County Fairgrounds. Retrieved July 24, 2020.