About Shawnee

The City of Shawnee has a long and rich history of settlement, development, and expansion. Since its initial conception following the Civil War, Shawnee has frequently been a center of industrial development that fueled it's development and expansion. Along the way, many familiar and historic places in Shawnee were built. A great number of these historic buildings, thoroughfares, and features still exist as sources of pride and benchmarks for the opportunities and possibilities that Shawnee is capable of. We are building upon a legacy, not building over it.


Shawnee marks the Eastern Boundary of Central Oklahoma and rests upon both the Northern and Southern sides of Interstate 40.

Shawnee is located within a half hour from Tinker Air Force Base and the Greater OKC Metro. It is home to Oklahoma Baptist University, a regional airport facility, a host of Tribal facilities, and a number of large industrial employers.

Development opportunities include:

  • Industrial Parks
  • Commercial Business Parks
  • A number of retail centers

A Quality Life

Shawnee enjoys a unique mix that is urban, suburban, and rural. People enjoy our down home attitude, friendly charm, and amenities.