"Perry Has Seen Its Masons" Perry by mrclay2000

Perry Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 48 photos

Typical County Seat, Typical Oklahoma Town

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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Perry: Sep 2003
  • Intro Written Dec 18, 2003
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  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 4:21 PM

    Is Perry on the list of National Register of Historic Places? If not it should be!!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 3:44 PM

    Does the Clock work? Does your wife come with you on these outings?

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 3:28 PM

    I especially recommend the "Church Compendium for Midwestern Dioceses" as light bedtime reading.


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