"What to do in Summer by the Springs?" Sulphur by mrclay2000

Sulphur Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 7 photos

Sulphur - A Brief History

The county seat of Murray County, Oklahoma, Sulphur owes its abbreviated name to the so-called Sulphur Springs in this area, one of few known to locals before gaining somewhat of a national prominence. Like Hot Springs Arkansas, the springs are no longer sought for their medicinal qualities, but the town still contains some throwbacks to the days of aqua-therapy.

Today the population is scant, well under 10,000, but it rests next to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the major draw in this part of the state. With 3.4 million annual visitors, Sulphur sees its share of traffic, but sadly the old Main Street has less merit than the smaller example set by even smaller Davis. The original buildings lie one block away from the main highway, OK-7, and to date the town boasts three of the county's four listings on the National Register of Historic Places. This page will show whether Sulphur has anything to really boast about.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sits next to a major national recreation area
  • Cons:Has little by way of original town ornaments
  • In a nutshell:Would not be missed if consumed in a sandstorm
  • Last visit to Sulphur: Jun 2003
  • Intro Written Jun 23, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2005 at 4:33 PM

    I'll just cross this of my to-see list for the US.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    Surprised that the smelly sounding town could attract so many visitors. Interesting train depot.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2003 at 4:03 PM

    “Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters” This is what those people were looking for. Did they find it?

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 10:08 AM

    What in the name of god do the 3.4 million annual visitors do at this place?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2003 at 2:11 PM

    I didn't realize that so many of Oklahomas' lakes were man made! The name Sulphur makes me think of a great mining area or an eggy smell!

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 9:29 AM

    Interesting name! Nice location! Thanks for the insights!

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