South Central Oklahoma offers rural living near metro areas including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman and Lawton. The diverse landscape contains flat bottomland along the Washita and Canadian Rivers, tallgrass prairies, woods and the Wichita Mountains. Economics are anchored by the agricultural and oil/gas industries. Tinker Field and Fort Sill are regional military bases employing a significant portion of the population. Public Education is offered through the diverse local school districts, Oklahoma State University OKC, University of Oklahoma and University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma just to name a few. Health care is only minutes from any place in the our south central region of Oklahoma with highly specialized care in the OKC metro.
Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center hosts entertainment throughout the year, while the Festival of Lights in Chickasha, OK is a well-known celebration. Downtown Oklahoma City contains a diverse collection of art, music, sports, dining and more. Anadarko, OK is the center for many Native American tribes with festivals and museums. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge provides more than 59,000 acres home to diverse wildlife and majestic scenery. Quanah Parker Nature and Visitor Center, Holy City of the Wichitas, Quanah Parker Lake and the Parallel Forest are attractions located at the refuge. The Watermelon Festival in Rush Springs, OK is the largest celebration of its kind in the world.
Oklahoma’s mildly humid subtropical weather features frequent variations outside of the hot and summer months. Winters are characterized as being typically cool, dry and brief. The South Central Oklahoma area averages from 30 to 37 inches of rain and 239 days of sunshine each year.
When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroads linked their railways in 1902, Lindsay was founded. The town was named after Lewis Lindsay, a local farmer who donated 440 acres of land for the townsite.