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Haskell Area Insight

  • Dara Sullivan
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    Haskell is located in northwest Muskogee county on Hwy 64 which flows into Bixby and South Tulsa. A French explorer described the area in his journal to the king of France in 1719 while visiting the Three Forks area, and Haskell is believed to be that location. The first governor of Oklahoma was Charles Haskell, and he promoted the Townsite Company and later the town was named after him. Haskell's location is also important to tribal history too. A Nearbi Hitchiti town of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Sawokla (which meant gathering place) was also important during that time because of the businesses established there such as a cotton gin and a store. The Sawokla community was home to Samuel Checote who later became the principal chief of the Creek Nation.

    In 1908 a Presbyterian church was built and named for the Robertsons who were missionaries in Indian Territory which is what this area was called prior to statehood in 1907. The Robertson descendants left their mark on the town and the state by serving as civil servants, and one, Ms Alice Robertson, was a Congresswoman in the House of Representatives. As with most towns in northeast Oklahoma, the discovery of oil and gas made a big impact on the town. By the 1920s the town began to grow to a population of over two thousand citizens and had paved streets and concrete sidewalks as well as electric lights and waterworks. The town did suffer a loss in revenue when the Turnpike was established connecting Tulsa to Muskogee and residents of those areas no longer used the Highway 64 corridor. As of 2020, the town's population was just over 2100. The town is self-sufficient from Tulsa in most areas such as post office, basic automobile service, and grocery businesses in addition to banks and restaurants. However, it serves as a halfway point from Muskogee to Tulsa for those residents who want to live in a more rural and quiet setting but keep their commute to a minimum. The distance to either town is under 30 minutes and the town of Coweta to the north has some additional retail and restaurant options. The Haskell Lake area features small picnic areas for you to enjoy as well as some fishing. The town is small enough that you won't find much in the way of recreation that isn't of the outdoor variety, but overall, can be a nice community because it is quiet. There is a small private airstrip where you can enjoy hobby planes on the weekend. There are also quite a few festivals in the neighboring towns year-round for your enjoyment. Coweta has a local festival every fall and in the summer you can jot over to Porter to enjoy their Peach Festival. Most families in Haskell are familiar with the neighbors in nearby towns and the communities support each other.

    The Haskell School District has received an A rating for the category of Diversity and a B rating for its food and Health & Safety. The district maintains a 15:1 student-teacher ratio and focuses 53% of its budget on instruction. Housing in Haskell is varied. Haskell has some smaller price points as well as larger homes with acreage. You won't find specific housing like condos, townhomes, or patio homes. It is primarily single-family homes in the town area, a few neighborhoods on the edge of the city limits, and farms with acreage on the outskirts and further into the county. Its small and quiet feel may be just what you're looking for. Check it out!
  • I love buying my produce from the source, that is, the folks that grow it. The Farmers Market to be held in the parking lot of the Reiger Library in Haskell has been my secret spot for great produce to keep my family and myself healthy. People are nice and the prices won't break the bank. When we all go to the grocery store, it can be hard to tell where our food comes from and if it is fresh. In Haskell, the Farmers Market is a throwback to the days of old when you actually bought foods from local growers. The local honey is great and my favorite. As springtime rolls out and the weather warms up, I always look forward to getting out to Haskell to get my produce. Why Haskell, because the drive out is so nice that it becomes an event in itself. Support your local farmers market, its a win-win for everyone.

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