Southwestern is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with field offices in Gore, Oklahoma; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Nixa, Missouri; and Springfield, Missouri.
Gore, Oklahoma, established in 1903 at the southern edge of the Cherokee Nation in eastern Oklahoma, is known as the “Trout Capital of Oklahoma” owing to its location near many pristine lakes and rivers. In addition to year-round fishing, the area offers camping, hunting, scuba diving, and many other outdoor activities. With a population of approximately 1,000, Gore offers country living within easy highway driving of the larger cities of Tulsa, Oklahoma (74 miles) and Fort Smith, Arkansas (45 miles).
Jonesboro, Arkansas, established in 1859, is the farming, retail, cultural, and medical center of northeastern Arkansas. Located on historic Crowley’s Ridge and bordered by rice land and the cotton fields of the fertile Arkansas Delta region, Jonesboro is home to Arkansas State University and offers many shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities. With a population of approximately, 80,000, Jonesboro offers every convenience of a big city while providing the comfort of a small town. It is within short driving distance of Little Rock, Arkansas (130 miles) and Memphis, Tennessee (68 miles).
Nixa, Missouri, established in 1902, is located in southwest Missouri just south of Springfield. Originally a farming community and “crossroads” for travelers going from Arkansas to Springfield, Nixa has experienced rapid growth in the past decade, boasting a population of nearly 20,000 citizens. Nixa prides itself on the fact that it is a master planned community, with proactive, comprehensive, and strategic planning policies and procedures to help guide and facilitate the community’s quality growth. Nixa’s public schools are among the best in Missouri, with Nixa students consistently scoring higher academically than the state average. Nixa is strategically still a crossroads, but travelers these days are usually headed for the family vacation getaway areas of Branson, Missouri, and the Tri-State lakes region, which are just 30 miles south of Nixa.
Springfield, Missouri, established in 1838, is located in southwest Missouri on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks, a mountainous highland region of the central United States. Known as “The Queen City of the Ozarks” and as the birthplace of Route 66, the city has a population of approximately 170,000, and features highly rated schools, an active arts and entertainment community, abundant medical facilities, and many beautiful neighborhoods. Springfield is home to several institutions of higher education, including Missouri State University and Webster University. The region enjoys a temperate climate, and there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Several lakes and national forests are within easy driving distance, and Branson, Missouri, a popular entertainment destination, is a short drive away (44 miles).
Tulsa, Oklahoma, established in 1898, is situated on the Arkansas River and historic Route 66 in northeast Oklahoma’s “Green Country.” It is home to unique museums and entertainment facilities, a vibrant music and arts scene, professional and collegiate level sports, year-round cultural celebrations, and abundant retail, dining, religious, and medical facilities. Tulsa has a population of approximately 400,000, which swells to over 1,000,000 when combined with the surrounding metropolitan areas. Tulsa boasts an extensive bicycle trail network, many public golf courses, easy access to area recreational sites, and a nearly 100-acre site within city limits known as the Gathering Place, a free, multi-use area located along the Arkansas Riverfront. The city is also home to many institutions of higher education, including branch campuses of several major universities and the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University.