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Johnston County Industrial Park

The Johnston County Industrial Authority offers land and office space at the Industrial Park located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Currently, businesses such as Tapematics and Nitro Lift Technologies enjoy having their businesses in the Park and you can too! Enter from Industrial Lane off of Highway 377 or turn off of Highway 22 by Pip Blue Repair. For more information, please call 580-371-3184 and ask for Kathy Ross, County Clerk.

The Johnston County Industrial Authority meets the second Friday of each month at 7:00 a.m at the Murray State College Aggie Dining Room.


Local Realtors:
Brenda Rowe Realty
Eagle Realty
Heffington Realty
Red River Realty & Auction
Southern Comfort Realty

Local Infrastructure

HWY 377, 177, 78, 48, 22, 7, 1
Traffic Counts (2016)
Tish Airpark, Boatner Field (Calera)
BNSF Railway Co.
OG&E, PEC, Southeastern Electric Coop
Johnston County Water District
Municipal Water Departments
Atlink Internet Services, Vyve Broadband, AT&T, 360 Communications, CableOne, HughesNet, Windstream

Business Alliance

Food: 28 locations
Agriculture: 12 locations
Mining: 5 locations
Manufacturing: 9 locations
Wholesale Trade: 13 locations
Medical Facilities: 8 locations
Realtors: 5 total
Construction: 8 locations
Retail: 77 locations
Auto Repair: 7 locations
Lodging: 12 locations (RV parks included)

Chickasaw Nation Attractions
MSC Equestrian Center, Firing Range & Sporting Events
Ole Red Tishomingo
The Indie Cinema
Sipokni West
Hiking Trails & Murals
Unique Shopping Opportunities
Pennington Creek Dam & Park
Annual 5K Fun Runs
Blue River Public Hunting & Fishing Area
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
Camp Bond, Camp Simpson
Independence Day Celebration and Parade
Tish FD Outdoor Extravaganza (2018)
President’s & Veteran’s Day Trout Derbies
Christmas in Johnston County
(Breakfast with Santa, Parade, Living Windows Walk)

Tishomingo Incentives

Some city fees may be waived at the discretion of the City Manager
Partnerships with the Chickasaw Nation on roads, including ODOT Main Street re-pavement project in Summer 2019
New water plant projected to be finished in July 2019
Manufacturing friendly
Apply for all permits & inspections at City Hall (new construction-9)


Johnston County Population: 11,060
Tishomingo Population: 3,100
Unemployment rate: 3.4%
Housing Units: 5,150
Schools: K-12 (5)
K-8 (2)

Mean travel time to work is 23.7 mins.
Labor force in counties surrounding JC:
Bryan County: 21,082
Carter County: 22,552
Pontotoc County: 19,127
Marshall County: 6,469

Murray State College
OTA, PTA, Nursing, Gunsmithing, Vet Tech, Business, Criminal Justice,
Agriculture and more.
Approx. enrollment: 2,400

Natural Resources
Pennington Creek
Blue River Public Hunting & Fishing Area
Washita River
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
Over 6 miles of hiking trails

Tishomingo is the capital of
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
Attractions include:
The Chickasaw Capitol Building
The Chickasaw Council House Museum
The Johnston County Museum of History and Chickasaw Bank Museum
The Chickasaw White House
The Chickasaw Annual Festival & Meeting
The Chickasaw Information Center
Tishomingo Tobacco & Gaming


  • State of Oklahoma: 4.5% 4.5%
  • Johnston County: 2% 2%
  • Tishomingo: 3% 3%
  • Milburn: 2% 2%
  • Mill Creek: 3.5% 3.5%
  • Wapanucka: 1% 1%
  • Ravia: 3% 3%
  • Mannsville: 3% 3%
  • Johnston County Property Tax: 12% 12%
  • Business Personal Property Tax: 12% 12%

Johnston County Commissioners on zoning and permits for projects outside of city limits – HERE

Commercial Properties & Land Available

1520 W. Main Street | 133,894 sq. ft. (Contract)
1525 W. Pennington Rd. | 40,000 sq. ft.
805 E. Main St. | 15,000 sq. ft.
1000 E. Main St. | 5,805 sq. ft.
707 W. Main St. | 4,000 sq. ft.
607 E. Main | 3,375 sq. ft. Video HERE
603 W. Main St. | 1,848 sq. ft.
205 E. Main St. | Open lot

102 S. 5th St. | 3 Shop Bldg. on 3 Lots
200 W. Grand Ave | Cinder block structure on Lots 1-5

HWY 48A | 40 Wooded Acres

Union Road | 6 acre lot

What’s Coming For Johnston County?

Construction completed on Mill Creek Community Center on January 2019
Midship Pipeline to begin construction sometime in February 2019
Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant to expand and create bar area 2019
Ole Red Tishomingo expansion to begin soon, finishing up in May 2019
Boutique hotel on Main Street in Tishomingo set to begin construction in 2019
New water plant in Tishomingo projected for 2019-2020
Diamond Spring Wind Project in Mill Creek projected to begin in fall 2019
Plans for a Johnston County Veteran’s Center are underway
Johnston County EMS to be featured as the ambulance service in a Netflix documentary over healthcare in rural America

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