The lovely town of Coffeyville, KS. You guessed it. Coffeyville, KS is in the middle of nowhere and about 2 hours north of Tulsa, OK.
You are probably wondering why I would ever go to a town in the middle of the US that has a population of just over 10,000 people and even more why I am writing a blog post about it. Well, I had to travel to Coffeyville for work and found a few interesting thing when I was out there. (This is what I get for working for a company that just loves to buy plants in the middle of nowhere.)
Here are 10 things I discovered while on my trip:
1. Every single town has a Sonic no matter how few people live there. And if your town is big enough you have a Sonic with a playground and sand volleyball courts.
2. The Price Tower, Frank Lloyd Wringht’s only Skyscraper, is located in Bartlesville, OK.
3. Bartlesville, OK exists because of Philips 66 and is still the headquarters for the company.
4. Oklahoma has amazing sun sets.
5. Kansas is flat! I am sure most of you already knew this but it really is flat and you can see for miles.
6. Oil pumps are everywhere. If you own land in Kansas or Oklahoma, the oil companies will build and maintain the pumps and pay you for the oil that comes from your property. Not a bad deal if you want to live in the middle of nowhere.
7. Independence, KS is the home town of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie books.
8. Did I mention the sunsets?
9. There are a lot of farms.
10. Carrollton, Ga is a pretty good place to live.
Needless to say, I don’t think I will be looking for a job in Coffeyville, KS anytime soon.