Born in the Great Land Run of 1889, the town of Hennessey has survived wind and fire, dust and downturn to become a thriving, growing hometown on the old Chisholm Trail. We are a Century City, proud of our place in Oklahoma history, and building for the bright future we have chosen for ourselves.
Named for Pat Hennessey, an Irish wagon master killed in the Buffalo War, Hennessey is home to Roy Cashion, the first Oklahoman to die in a foreign war; Dr. H. Violet Sturgeon, the first woman to serve as an officer in the Oklahoma Medical Association; Lee Hart, nationally recognized schoolmaster; and Annette B. Ehler, historian, newspaper woman and Oklahoma Hall of Fame honoree. Hennessey people move the world.
From that first drugstore operating off the back of a wagon to the Kirkpatrick Oil Company’s new offices downtown, we have been business friendly. We boast two banks, a lumberyard, supermarket, variety store, machine shops, trucking, oilfield supply, two medical clinics, two pharmacies, two motels, two new subdivisions, and the best eateries in Oklahoma. The entrepreneurial spirit lives in Hennessey.
Our infrastructure is strong. The water facility is new, the sewer plant is coming, and we have extended services across Highway 51 to the north. We have the citizenry, the will, and the horizon, and we are on the move!
This is the intersection of Past and Present that we call Hennessey. Come home for a night or a lifetime, and grow with us!