Clarita is a small community in southeastern Oklahoma, about 45 miles north of Sherman Texas on State Highway 48. Clarita was established in 1909. Clarita residents are farmers, ranchers, carpenters, cabinet and furniture makers, farriers, buggy makers artisans, and businessmen. Our residents haven't changed much since its birth but now we enjoy a bi-cultural experience with our Amish residents who settled here some nearly 40 years ago, when Chris Yoder migrated from Holmes County, Ohio to Clarita in the fall of 1978. He purchased the Rice farm, now the Clarita Greenhouse, which was the beginning of Oklahoma's newest Amish community. We have had few changes since 1909. We have have had businesses and people come and go. Many of our historic buildings are gone. Our town had pretty much died until recently, when we began to breathe life back into it. New businesses are emerging and creative people are making things happen.
As our community and this website develops, we will include our history, current businesses, cultures, events, more about our community, and lots of images.
We hope you enjoy our site and we welcome you to visit our community.
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September 12, 2020
Our weekly lunch day has been changed from Tuesdays 12 noon Mondays at the Clarita Community Center. Meals are provided on a donation basis. All proceeds are used to pay our cooks and kitchen assistants and help with the up keep on building.