Newspapers published in and around Sapulpa, Creek and Tulsa Counties, Oklahoma. Titles include: County Democrat News, Creek County Republican, Sapulpa Herald, Sapulpa Light, Sapulpa Free Press, and Sapulpa Democrat.
The Sapulpa Democrat was first published on March 20, 1901, within the Creek Nation in Indian Territory. In 1908, the title was changed to The Sapulpa Weekly Democrat.The Sapulpa Daily Democrat was established in 1907. The Sapulpa Evening Democrat began in 1911.
The Sapulpa Herald was founded on September 14, 1914, by John W. Young, previously the business manager of the Sapulpa Evening Democrat, and O. S. Todd. The word “daily” was dropped from the title in 2017, and in 2019 Wednesday and a weekend edition were published.
William Henry Platts published the first issue of The Sapulpa Light. In 1909 when the daily edition became the Sapulpa Evening Light. By 1913 the Sapulpa Evening Light had been replaced by the Sapulpa Daily Argus, which was followed by the Sapulpa American in 1917.
Named for a nearby creek, the town of Stillwater was settled by pioneers after the opening of the Unassigned Lands in Oklahoma Territory on April 22, 1889. The weekly Stillwater Democrat merged with the Stillwater Advance to create the Advance-Democrat on September 7, 1905.