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The Claremore Area

The city of Claremore, Oklahoma is an extension of the Tulsa metro area.  It is admired for its quiet neighborhoods and active business districts.  It is the home town of legendary entertainer, Will Rogers, who’s family Rogers county is named after due to the fact that they were among the first settlers.

Settled by Osage Indians in 1802, the land presently known as Claremore was originally named after a chief named “Gra-moi”, which lead to a more familiar derivative of Claremore by French traders who prounounced the name “Clairmont”  Ruined by the Battle of Osage Mound, the Osage Indian village was obliterated in 1817.  The American Civil War brought yet more injury to the area but a quick recovery was had after the war.  By means of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, Claremore was set aside as a relocation site for Native Americans and the Cherokee Nation – a tribal jurisdiction spanning throughout Northeast Oklahoma.

The latter 1800’s was a period of development with the city’s first post office.  A growth period emerged with the coming of railways to Indian Territory where two transport lines met in the center of town.  It was during this time frame that the French given name of Clermont was changed to its present day name of Claremore after a misspelling by a clerk became official.  Growth was further fueled in Claremont after an oil driller discovered an underground water supply that was promoted as healing water.  Bath houses began popping up in the area contributing to the population growth.

Claremore has been portrayed in several entertainment productions including the musical “Oklahoma!”, a Quantum Leap episode, and the movie “Where the Heart Is.

Services & Amenites

At La Quinta Inn & Suites Claremore, we go above and beyond to provide the luxuries that make your stay a comfortable one.  Our rooms come standard with comfortable plush pillowtop beds that will put you to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.  Unwind with premium television programming during you stay.  Free high speed Internet WiFi is available so you can connect your wireless devices and keep the lines of communication open while you’re traveling.  Set you’re the alarm if you need to be up in the early morning and use the single cup coffee maker to brew yourself a fresh cup to jumpstart your day.  If you’ve got a business meeting, you can ensure you look your best thanks to the hairdryer and iron and ironing board.  

Claremore Local Attractions

You can’t come to Will Rogers’s hometown without paying a visit to the Will Rogers memorial.  The J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum is a great place to improve your history knowledge.  If you’ve got the munchies for some unique treats, check out the Nut House.  For a captivating experience, tour the 3-story Belvedere Mansion where you’ll see the home restored as it was during the time of its splendor and glory.  For an enthralling display of speed and agility visit the Will Rogers Downss for some great horse racing.  While in Claremore, carve some time out to visit Redbud Bay Marina where you and the family can have some outdoor fun on Oologah Lake.