Winchester, Oklahoma



Where It Began 

Winchester is a town in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. The population was 516 at the 2010 census, an increase of 21.7 percent from 424 at the 2000 census. It is a recently built residential community, having incorporated February 18, 1974. Winchester began in as a residential community on 2,500 acres of land acquired by William D. Crews in 1959. It was intended to attract people who were "tired and frustrated" with life in Tulsa. It incorporated February 18, 1974. By 1980, it had a population of 150.

Winchester was founded by developers headed by William D, Crews who were frustrated by "big city living" in Tulsa. Development began in 1959 on 2,500 acres of pasture land, although the final order of incorporation was not received by Winchester until February 18, 1974.

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