Seminole is a city in Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,899 at the 2000 census. Seminole experienced a large population growth in the 1920s due to anoil boom. Throughout that time many people came to Seminole in hopes of finding wealth in oil.
Location of Seminole, Oklahoma
The city was platted in 1906 as a relocation setting for the residents of Tidmore, when the railroad line was placed north of the town. When Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territorymerged to become the U.S. state of Oklahoma in 1907, there were 206 residents.
Upon the discovery of a high-producing oil well in the city in 1926, Seminole transformed from a town of 854 to a boom town of 25,000 to 30,000 residents. After the boom, the population declined to about 11,000 and remained that way until 1970.
Seminole is located at (35.241132, -96.668419).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.5 square miles (38 km2), of which, 13.9 square miles (36 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (3.93%) is water.