July Fourth is celebrated annually in the small town of Terlton, Okla. The community is approximately a 30-minute drive west of Tulsa in Pawnee County. When you arrive for the annual event, you will see the streets are blocked off by the Fire Department’s vehicles, allowing the community to come together in a patriotic local gathering. The town was originally founded in 1894, when a post office was first established at the location.
Terlton is a scenic place, landmarks such as Frog Rock surround the town. Fireworks were for sale and on display at the hometown gathering. The town and visitors gathered and listened to music played by a local band. Food trucks served food and drinks to the locals as well. There were various contests, and a fundraiser was held for Jennings K-12 cheerleaders to afford cheer camp and cheer uniforms.
The event gave a small-town pioneer feel to the celebration of the Fourth of July. The gathering is held annually, so if you missed attending the celebration this year, then there is always next year to take part in a local down-home experience on U.S. Independence Day.