37 Fun and Fabulous Nicknames for Oklahoma Cities and Towns

35 Fun and Fabulous Nicknames for Oklahoma Cities and Towns
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Do you love referring to New Orleans as the Big Easy or NYC as the Big Apple? If so, you’ll love using these nicknames for Oklahoma cities and towns!

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35 Fun and Fabulous Nicknames for Oklahoma Cities and Towns by Stephanie Craig

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Oklahoma City Nicknames

The capital of Oklahoma boasts multiple nicknames. The most common Oklahoma City nickname is OKC, but locals use the 405 and the Big Friendly as well.

Oklahoma - Oklahoma City - Britton District - Britton Mural and Route 66 Mural on the Old Ritz Theater Stephanie

It’s also occasionally referred to as Cinderella City and The City.

Its newest nickname? Thunder Town.

Tulsa Nicknames

The most common nickname for Tulsa is T-Town, and it was formerly referred to as the Oil Capital of the World.

Tulsa is sometimes referred to as the Buckle of the Bible Belt because of Oral Roberts University.

Other Tulsa nicknames include Tulsey Town, Green Country, and the 918.

Jackie Robinson Mural in Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma  Stephanie Craig

Nicknames for Oklahoma Cities and Towns

Here are nicknames for other towns and cities in Oklahoma!


I can’t find documentation for why Bartlesville is called the City of Legends other than the fact that there is a City of Legends Mural in town. However, its nickname of B-Ville is a lot more straight forward.


You might find it funny that the nickname for a town in Oklahoma comes from a cow patty (read: excrement or the Frisbee of the Prairie), but Beaver is proud as its status as the Cow Chip Capital of the World.

The annual World Championship Cow Chip Throw is held here each April, where a King Cow Chip is crowned.


The town of Bixby is called the Garden Spot of Oklahoma due to the importance of agriculture in the areas early days.

Checotah Oklahoma by Stephanie Craig


Checotah has two nicknames: the Steer Wrestling Capital of the World and the Gem of the Prairie. Both come from the town’s early significance from its location on the Texas Road.

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I can’t find any documentation for how Collinsville got its nickname as the The Center of it All. If you have the tea, email me or leave it in a comment!


The sheer maze of pipelines in Cushing has earned it the dubious nickname of the Pipeline Crossroads of the World.

Stephanie Craig in Durant Oklahoma


Reflected in the Magnolia Mile Art Alley, Durant’s nickname as the City of Magnolias is definitely touted in marketing the area (and done beautifully, I might add).

Durant is also referred to as the Gateway to Lake Texoma due to its location on the lake.


With nicknames like the Town of Oil Repute and Oklahoma’s Boomtown, you know oil plays an important roll in Drumright history.


I haven’t found any nickname used in any official documentation, but growing up in Edmond we commonly refer to the city as E-Town.

Oklahoma - Edmond - Bison Mural and Stephanie

El Reno

Named after one of Oklahoma’s famous foods, El Reno is referred to as the The Fried Onion Burger Capital of the World. They even hold an annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival that you can attend.


While the nickname E-town (Etown) is an obvious nickname for Enid, it’s also referred to as the Queen Wheat City and Wheat Capital of Oklahoma.

In fact, the locally made pasta I order from Oklahoma pasta company Della Terra Pasta orders their wheat from Enid.


Glenpool’s nickname is a historic one. Called the Town that Made Tulsa Famous, it was here that oil was first discovered in 1905.

Lake Texoma State Park by Stephanie Craig


Gore earned the nickname the Trout Capital of Oklahoma due to its proximity to Webber Falls and Greenleaf Lake.


The nickname for Grove, Round Grove, comes from the Union troops who referred to the area as Round Grove instead of Grove on official reports.


The town of Henryetta is referred to as the Rodeo Cowboy Capital Of The World because of its rich rodeo history like the annual Living Legends Rodeo.

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Don’t confuse Hugo, which has the nickname of Circus Town, USA, with Sarasota, Florida, which is nicknamed Circus City, USA.

Hugo’s nickname comes from the fact that circuses would come to town for the winter. In fact, two circuses still winter here: the Carson & Barnes Circus and the Kelly Miller Circus

Trout Capital of Oklahoma Mural in Gore, Oklahoma outside of Greenleaf State Park


The Dogwood Capital of Oklahoma, Idabel is famous for the blooms on its champion Dogwood trees.


Inola is referred to (at least locally) as the Hay Capital of the World due to the quantity of Bluestem Prairie hay grown here and the annual hay festival held in Inola since the 1960s.


Krebs came to be known as Oklahoma’s Little Italy due to the Italian immigrants who moved here in the late nineteenth century and the Italian restaurants and shops that popped up to serve them. It’s still a famous foodie destination.

Krebs Oklahoma's Little Italy

Locust Grove

You can celebrate Locust Grove’s nickname, the Wonder City, at Wonder City Coffee on Main Street.


Mannford’s nickname of the Striped Bass Capital comes from its location near Lake Keystone.


Unlike some town nicknames, McAlester’s pet name Mactown is used commonly in town businesses and vernacular.


Muskogee has five different nicknames: The Gee, The Skoge, Oklahoma’s River City, Oklahoma’s Music City, and Queen City of the Southwest

USA - Oklahoma - A view of Muskogee, Oklahoma from a bridge above railroad tracks


Owasso uses’s The City Without Limits both as a nickname and town motto.

Pryor Creek

Pryor Creek has the nickname A Town For All Seasons listed on its Wikipedia page, but I can’t find any details about how this nickname came to be.


Purcell boasts three different nicknames: Quarterhorse Capital of the World, Heart of Oklahoma, and Queen City of the Chickasaw Nation.

Purcell Oklahoma - Quarterhorse Capital of the World The Heart of Oklahoma

Rush Springs

Rush Springs touts its pet name as the Watermelon Capital of the World due to its annual watermelon festival that has been held annually in August since the 1940s.

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Skiatook has boasted its nickname, the Gateway to the Osage, for decades. It is referred to like this due to its location in Osage County and the Osage Nation.


Stilwell’s nickname of the Strawberry Capital of the World is contentious, as there are a few other towns who claim similar strawberry prowess. However, there’s no disputing how delicious their strawberries are or whether or not you should attend the annual Strawberry Festival.

Hint: You definitely should!

Oklahoma - Stillwater - Optimus Prime with Jordan and Stephanie


The nickname for Stillwater, Stilly is a sweet, shortened version of the town’s full name.

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Sulphur got the nickname the City of Springs because it’s the gateway to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and its famous natural springs.

The entire area has been dubbed the Land of Rippling Waters by Native Americans living in the area.

Talihina Oklahoma by Stephanie Craig


Talihina’s nickname as the Gateway to the Talimena Scenic Drive is an obvious one, as it’s one of the two towns (along with Mena, Arkansas) on either end of the Talimena National Scenic Byway.


Tuttle earned the dubious nickname Tigernado Town when a tornado damaged a local private zoo and tigers escaped.

And you thought Tiger King was the only Oklahoma tiger drama!


The second oldest town in Oklahoma, Vinita earned the nickname Crossroads to Green Country because it’s at the crossroads of two major railroads, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Union Pacific.

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