Situated in north-central Creek County, the incorporated community of Lawrence Creek lies two miles west of State Highway 48 on County Roads E0640/N3700 and eighteen miles due northwest of the county seat, Sapulpa. Residents voted to incorporate on March 15, 1983. Near Keystone Lake, Lawrence Creek had a population of 97 in 1990, 119 in 2000, and 149 in 2010. At the turn of the twenty-first century the community served as a "bedroom" community, as 100 percent of its employed citizens commuted to work in Sapulpa and Tulsa. Lawrence Creek had a fire department, and the Oklahoma Lake Patrol offered police service.
See also: SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 25 February 1983 and 28 January 1991.
Profiles of America, Vol. 2 (2d ed.; Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House Publishing, 2003). Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, 16 March 1983.
The following (as per The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition) is the preferred citation for articles:
Linda D. Wilson, “Lawrence Creek,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, https://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=LA031.
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