Welcome to Checotah Chamber of Commerce

 

The Checotah Chamber of Commerce has been proudly promoting the city of Checotah, OK since 1946. Ours is a place that teems with progress here and there, a fit place for citizens to live in comfort and in peace. Aside from being famous as the world’s capital for steer wrestling, there is more to know and to discover about our progressive town. Come visit and see why Checotah, OK is a good place for you, your family and your business.

Checotah Chamber of Commerce Helps You with:

  • Information Services
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Website Links to Your Business
  • Ribbon Cuttings
  • Chamber Advertising in State Wide Visitors’ Centers
  • Shop Checotah Program
  • Relocation Package Program

About Checotah, OK

Are you looking to start a business or transfer to a new home in Checotah, OK? You’ve come to the right place. Whatever your purpose is, Checotah, OK has all of the appealing elements of a fast growing community, perfectly balanced with its simplicity, quietness and charm. This page features some of the important facts about our town. Please read on to learn more.

What it’s Like to Live and Work in Checotah?

  • Checotah is located at the intersection of 2 major four-lane highways: I 40 and US 69.
  • Checotah is located in McIntosh County, with a ZIP code of 74426.
  • Area Code: 918
  • Sales Tax: 10.5% (State of OK, McIntosh County, and City of Checotah combined)
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT 6)
  • Checotah is just minutes from Lake Eufaula which is the largest lake in Oklahoma and was once the largest man-made lake in the nation.
  • Local Newspaper – McIntosh County Democrat

Utility Service Providers

 

Telecommunications Telephone: Windstream

Fiber Optics: Windstream

Electricity: O.G. & E. Electric Services

Electricity: East Central Electric

Cable TV: Cross Cable – 918-463-2921

Natural Gas: Oklahoma Natural Gas

Water & Sewer: City of Checotah

Cost of Living Standards

  • Average Housing Costs: $50,500 Median (2008)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91.0 (2008)
  • Average Household Income: $22,029 (2008)
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.9% (County-May 2010)

Climate:

  • Average Temperature: 61.8F / Summer: 82.7F / Winter: 38.9F
  • Average Snowfall: 5 inches / Average Precipitation: 45.51 inches

Population:

  • City of Checotah – 3,727
  • McIntosh County – 20,897 (2010 statistics)

 

Organizations Serving Checotah:

Checotah Chamber of Commerce
General meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 Noon at the Methodist Fellowship Hall, 419 West Gentry, Checotah
President: John Staggs
Executive Director: Lloyd Jernigan
Contact Lloyd Jernigan for more information at (918) 473-2070                  (meetings are open to the public)

City Council
Meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 414 West Gentry, Checotah
Mayor: Marvin Nichols
Contact City Hall for more information at (918) 473-5411  (meetings are open to the public)

American Legion Post 21
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon at the American Legion Building

American Legion Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon at the American Legion Building
Contact Elizabeth Tate for more information at (918) 473-2299

Checotah Lion’s Club
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Church of Christ, 309 East Gentry, Checotah                 2nd Thursday meets for Lunch at 12:00 Noon – 4th Thursday meets for Breakfast at 7:00 AM                    2013 meetings resume on 2nd Thursday of September (Sept. 12)
President: DDS JM Meador
Contact JM Meador for more information at (918) 473-6211

Checotah Industrial Development Authority
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00 AM at City Hall, 414 West Gentry, Checotah
Chairman: James Sanders
Contact James Sanders for more information at (918) 616-0996

Checotah Landmark Preservation Society
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Katy Depot on Paul Carr Drive, Checotah
Contact Emmy Stidham (918) 473-5872 or Betty Working (918) 473-1443 for more information

Checotah Masonic Lodge # 86
Meets the first & third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge, 625 West Gentry, Checotah
Contact Jim Kinser (918) 473-6878 for more information

Checotah Order of the Eastern Star
Meets the second Monday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 625 West Gentry, Checotah
Contact (918) 473-6878 for more information

Checotah Optimist Club
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 Noon at Charlie’s Chicken
President: Billy Dean Martin
Contact Billy Dean Martin for more information at (918) 473-2536

Checotah Roundup Club
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Roundup Club Office at the Arena
Contact Dennis McAlister for more information at (918) 617-0201

Heartland Heritage Center
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM at HHC Museum, 114 N. Broadway, Checotah
Contact Frankie Blagg at (918) 916-9015 or Lloyd Jernigan at (918) 473-2070 for more information