Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, primarily in Tulsa County but also with a small section of the city in western Wagoner County. It is the largest suburb of Tulsa. According to the 2010 census, Broken Arrow has a population of 98,850 residents and is the fourth largest city in the state. However, a July 1, 2011 estimate reports that the population of the city is 100,073, making it the 285th largest city in the United States and the smallest with a population above 100,000. The city is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 937,478 residents. Lots for the town site were sold in 1902 by the MissouriKansasTexas Railroad and it was named Broken Arrow by William. S. Fears, secretary of the company. The city was named for a Creek community settled by Creek Indians who came to Oklahoma from Alabama along the Trail of Tears.
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