About This Place
Vian is a town in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census. It has three highways running through it: SH 82, or Thornton Street; U.S. 64, or Schley Street; and I-40. It is home to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge on the Arkansas River. It is a major destination on I-40 in Sequoyah County, for it is the only way to Tahlequah and Lake Tenkiller for miles. It is also the only I-40 Exit that goes on OK-82, and it is Exit 297. Lodging in Vian Includes the El Siesta Motel, the place where Timothy McVeigh was said to have stayed the night before he bombed The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. There are a few resturaunts in Vian, including a Subway at I-40 and SH 82. Other than three grocery stores, commerce in Vian is mostly thrift shops. Other than that, Vian is mostly a bedroom community.
Vian is located at 35°29′52″N 94°58′15″W / 35.49778°N 94.97083°W / 35.49778; -94.97083 (35.497910, -94.970841).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.