Little Axe is a rural community, located approximately 20 miles east of Norman, Oklahoma.
The community of Little Axe was named after a Shawnee Indian Chief. The land was settled in 1886 by the Big Jim Band of the Shawnee. They came to the area when the government tried to force the Shawnee Indians to settle in an area given to them in Pottawatomie County. The Big Jim Band resisted and came to the area eventually known as the Little Axe Community.
The area where the Little Axe Community was located is the area where Lake Thunderbird was mapped, in the early 1960s. With the creation of Lake Thunderbird, the old community of Little Axe was destroyed.
The rolling hills and wooded terrain have made Little Axe a popular choice for residents working in Oklahoma City and Norman who wish to leave the city behind when the workday ends.
This page was last updated on: April 13, 2009