Life in Cleveland County

Q: Where is Cleveland County located?
A: Cleveland County is situated in the flat prairie lands, cross timbers and lakes of central Oklahoma. Pottawatomie County borders the county to the east, and small a portion of Oklahoma City is located within Cleveland County, about twenty miles from the city of Norman. Cleveland County also lies in Tornado Alley, potentially experiencing a high number of tornados each season.

Q: What is special about Cleveland County?
A: The city of Norman, known as one of the best small cities in the country, is the central hub of Cleveland County. The city was created in the late 1800s as a result of the first land run, the Oklahoma Land Rush. Over two million unsettled acres were available to the first arrivals. Settlers were required to live on, and improve the 160 acre lots they received ownership and titles for.

Q: What neighborhoods are in Cleveland County?
A: The town of Slaughterville was named in honor of James Slaughter, a town merchant. The city of Noble is famous for its' unusually high quantity of rose rock formations. The city of Moore was the site of the strongest tornado on record.

Hall Park is a residential area in Cleveland County well known for its high number of planned public areas. Other places in Cleveland County include Norman, Newalla and Lexington.

Q: What is there to do in Cleveland County?
A: Lake Thunderbird is a six thousand acre located in the city of Norman. The area is well known for its Bald Eagle sightings. During their winter migration, a population of Bald Eagles can be found at the lake. Crow's Secret Nature Center provides guided tours to visitors. The University of Oklahoma, the largest university in the state, is also located in the city of Norman.

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