Mannford is a city in Creek County in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. In 2010, the population was 3,076, up from 2,095 at the 2000 census.The city sits next to Keystone Lake and claims to be the "Striped Bass Capital of the World".
|Nickname(s): "Striped Bass Capital of the World"|
|Motto: "Growing Boon of the Lake"|
The town name is derived from "Mann's Ford", a crossing of the Cimarron River where Tom and Hazel Mann had received a Creek allotment. The Arkansas Valley and Western Railroad (later the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad (commonly called "Frisco") built a line through this area in 1902-03, making it an important cattle shipping point. A post office was established April 11, 1903.
When the Army Corps of Engineers began making plans for flood control that would flood the town of Mannford, citizens formed a plan to relocate several miles southeast of the original site. The move was completed in 1963.
On August 3, 2012, a wildfire started several miles south of Mannford. Carried by strong south winds and extremely dry vegetation, the fire pushed up into the Mannford area and caused evacuations of the town. The fire burned over 78 square miles (200 km2), edging into the town and destroying dozens of buildings