Carnegie, Oklahoma was founded in 1903 along the banks of the Washita River in Southwestern Oklahoma. As it was over 100 years ago when Carnegie was founded, agriculture is a way of life in this part of the state, and for miles on end you see fields of wheat, corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and much more. Carnegie has a population of about 1,800 people, and we are very fortunate to have many different businesses and industries based here or nearby. The best part about us is our people. Our main street is only three blocks long, and it is still bustling every weekday with people doing their daily business, running errands and such. At night, the street is still busy with people coming from all over the surrounding area to watch a movie in our historic theater.
Businesses Based in Carnegie
Some of the largest employers in our town are agriculture-related. The member-owned Farmers Cooperative Mill & Elevator Association has processing and storage facilities for wheat, corn and other grains, as well as a state-of-the-art cotton gin. The Coop also has a peanut processing facility located south of town. W.B. Johnston Grain Company also operates a sizable grain elevator facility in town.
The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is based in Carnegie, with a large complex located on the west side of town. Here the tribe has headquarters for their government, as well as daycare and healthcare facilities.
The Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital provides healthcare services to the citizens. Complete medical services are provided, with local doctors and other allied health professionals here in our community.
The Chamber of Commerce
The Carnegie Chamber of Commerce, a local civic organization, has a monthly meeting of our local volunteers. You too can become active in making your community better by coming to our lunch-time meeting every month. There you can connect with other members of the community and help plan events throughout the year. We meet on the second Monday of the month at the Carnegie Hospital Conference Room. You can bring your own lunch, or buy a delicious lunch from the hospital’s cafeteria downstairs!