A diverse city with a rich history in business and the arts, Bartlesville is located in Northeast Oklahoma, about 50 miles of easy highway driving north of Tulsa. Home to about 35,000 people, Bartlesville is a small city with a big heart — and big-city amenities as well.
The city draws thousands of tourists every year with its world-class museums, music and architecture. Whether you live, work or are just visiting Bartlesville, don’t miss a chance to see the Price Tower, the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Woolaroc Museum, located about eight miles south of Bartlesville on Highway 123, and OK Mozart, a musical event held each June that features musicians from all over the world. For other events and notable happenings in the community, be sure and check out Visit Bartlesville.com.
Bartlesville is also known for its accomplishments in the business world. The city served as home to one of the world’s largest oil companies, Phillips Petroleum Co., founded by Bartlesville oil man Frank Phillips. The company later became known as Phillips 66 and eventually ConocoPhillips, and in 2012 became two companies: ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66. Today, both companies are based in Texas but maintain a large presence in Bartlesville and are the city’s two largest employers.
In addition to ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, Bartlesville’s business community continues to thrive, boasting some of the region’s most advanced state-of-the-art infrastructure and skilled workforce. Its central location to regional markets and low cost of living make it an ideal place for employers and employees alike. For more information about local business opportunities, visit the Bartlesville Development Authority, Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority, Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tri County Technology Center Strategy Center.
Quality of life
Bartlesville is a great place to live, work and play, catering to families of all sizes and structures. Bartlesville Public School District offers general and advanced education for students pre-K through 12th grade, and older students have the option of two universities, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, which has an extensive Bartlesville campus, and Rogers State University, which is based in Claremore, Oklahoma, but offers on-site instruction at a complex in the heart of the city’s beautiful downtown — a thriving and growing community offering restaurants, shopping and business, thanks to the foresight of community leaders and volunteer groups such as Main Street Bartlesville.
For an interactive map of the Bartlesville Area go to the GIS City Maps web page.
To learn more about Bartlesville, its history and its future, visit City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., the Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Ave., and the Bartlesville Area History Museum, on the fifth floor of City Hall.