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Perry, Oklahoma

Perry, Oklahoma
Perry was born into existence on September 16, 1893, during the historic Cherokee Strip Land Run. It is a community bonded with friendly people and caring citizens. Conveniently located on I-35, Perry has small-town charm and fascinating local history. The historic Noble County Courthouse, built in 1915, is the centerpiece of the beautiful Courthouse Square surrounded by a unique downtown area that offers restaurants, clothing stores, specialty gift shops and antique and craft stores. Perry Main Street is home to one of the oldest cafes in Oklahoma, the Kumback Cafe. Perry residents have celebrated the founding of the community every year since 1893. The Cherokee Strip Celebration is held in September, and the annual Spring Heritage Festival in May provides shows, entertainment, living history events, and the museum's Rural Heritage Festival to a day full of activities. The town had a very colorful beginning and is named for J.A. Perry, a member of the Cherokee Strip Commission during President Grover Cleveland's administration.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"Hopes and Dreams" Statue

"This sculpture and the plaza surrounding it are dedicated to the honor of all the stalwart men and women who took part in the greatest land rush of all time - the celebrated Cherokee Strip Run, held on September 16, 1893.

Perry, OK Arts


Rose Hill School

The Rose Hill School is a furnished one-room country school built in 1895. In schools like this one, students received their eduction from the first through the eighth grade. Rose Hill School was moved to the museum grounds in 1971.

Perry, OK Historic Schoolhouses

The Pancoast Building

J.A.. Pancoast, a lawyer, erected this building in approximately 1905

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

Kumback Cafe

The Kumback Cafe is one of the oldest cafes in Oklahoma. It has been in business for over 72 years and is the pride of the community with it art deco design.

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near Perry, OK

Canadian Rivers Historical Society Museum

Area's first log jail, train caboose, furnished 1901 home. ...

Byron Hatchery and Watchable Wildlife Area

In 1929, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation established Byron State Fish Hatchery to produce sportfish for stat...