Chandler is a charming city located just northeast of Oklahoma City along Interstate 44 and historic Route 66. The community of 3,000 has a diversified economy based on agribusiness, food processing, manufacturing, construction, tourism and insurance. It is the county seat of Lincoln County.
Chandler is an ideal location for manufacturing and distribution - located between Oklahoma City and Tulsa – which offers a market of nearly 2 million within a 60-mile radius. It is equidistant from Dallas and Kansas City. The community offers several choices sites, an available and productive workforce, jet capable regional airport, rail access, low cost of doing business and customized industry training via the nearby Gordon Cooper Career Technology Center.
Quality of Life
Located along a scenic hilltop along Route 66, historic downtown Chandler is home to quality schools, growing businesses, and many shops and restaurants. It is a safe place to live and raise a family. Residents enjoy over 200 acres of parks, lakes and walking trails including camping, fishing, boating and golf activities. Major attractions include the Lincoln County Historical Society Museum of Pioneer History and the unique and nationally acclaimed Route 66 Interpretive Center, which features interactive exhibits about the “Mother Road” that crosses the United States from the West Coast to Chicago.
Chandler has a very unique history. It was established in its “own” Land Run on September 28, 1891. Surveyors weren't finished in time for it to be included in the famous county Land Run of 1891 held six days earlier thus; Chandler is one of only two towns in the state to have its own land run or "rush". Gunshots at high noon signaled a race of several thousand land seekers on foot or horseback in a mad dash for “free” lots in the new 320-acre town site.