"Perry Has Seen Its Masons" Perry by mrclay2000
Perry Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 48 photos
Perry today and yesterday is the county seat for Noble county, a small, fairly sparse county in north-central Oklahoma. In 1893, Perry sprang up overnight as a result of the Cherokee (Strip) Land Run, which opened 6 million acres to white settlement on former Indian lands. The run was a sequel to the famous original run known as the 89er Land Run (1889) which established Oklahoma City. Perry today is fairly small (about 5,000 people), but faithfully retains its ancient origins and turn-of-the-century buildings.
- Pros:Historic square is intact, with most turn-of-the-century buildings still surviving
- Cons:Few gems amid its modest skyline
- In a nutshell:A visit to Perry is a cookie-cutter tour of rural Oklahoma
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