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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

St. Rose Catholic Church

The St. Rose Catholic Church built in 1922 welcomes visitors through its magnificient set of brass double doors artisticly decorated in metalwork of symbolic emblems representing twelve saints.

Perry, OK Historic Churches

The Pancoast Building

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

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

The Joseph Foucart Building

Perhaps the most striking building in the downtown Perry business district area is the two-story red brick structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Perry, OK Historic Buildings


The Christoph Block Building

Charles Christoph built this building in 1900

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near Perry, OK

Cimarron Heritage Center Museum

For many decades the people of Cimarron County did whatever they could to preserve the unique historical heritage of their co...