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Beckham County, OK

Beckham CountyWelcome to the land of real Cowboys and Indians, Rodeos, Route 66, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Water Skiing, Museums, Antiques, RV Parks, Oil Wells, Huge Farms and Ranches.

If you're inclined to vacation by canoe, you could travel the waters of the North Fork of the Red River from north to south, or if you prefer the paved route, old Route 66, now portions claimed as Interstate Highway 40, will take you east or west through Beckham County and some of its towns still reminiscent of those scenic '66 days.

Beckham County lies on the southwesternmost boundary of Oklahoma along the 100th Meridian, the historic line determining the Louisiana Purchase, issues of slavery, and claims of Texas Territory. The county used to be part of Greer County, Texas until Texas agreed that it and four surrounding counties would belong to Oklahoma. Over the years, the 100th meridian has been surveyed eight times, resulting in some people living in both Texas and Oklahoma without ever having moved! History of the 100th Meridian can best be explored at the 100th Meridian Museum in Erick.

Route 66 will take you through Elk City with the world's largest drilling rig, to Sayre with the "Hollywood" Courthouse, on to Erick, the home of country singer, Roger Miller, and just at the 100th Meridian, the nearly vanished town of Texola featuring an old 1910 stone jail.

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Parker Drilling Rig

Parker Drilling Company Rig 114 is 181' tall, one of the world's tallest and one of the deepest drilling. Before drilling for natural gas, it drilled a world record nuclear test hole in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska - 10' wide and 4,500' deep.

Elk City, OK Natural Attractions

Anardarko Basin Museum of Natural History

The Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History is located in the old Casa Grande Hotel, which was headquarters for the US Highway 66 Association National Convention on April 27, 1931. Two hundred twenty-five delegates attended the convention and 30,000

Elk City, OK Museums

Downtown Mural

The mural reflects downtown Sayre facing east towards the courthouse. - Artist, B. Cochron, '84

Sayre, OK Arts

Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church is the last original church building still remaining in Sayre. 1908 - 1988

Sayre, OK Historic Churches

RS & K Railroad Museum

Relive the days when the Railroads brought us everything from soup to hay. Experience the entertainment of twelve model trains running at the same time, different gauges, and over 350 feet of track! See over 100 trains beautifully displayed and lots of memorabilia. Over 30

Sayre, OK Museums

Route 66 - America's Main Street

It is known as the Main Street of America - The Mother Road - The Free Road - even the Will Rogers Highway. And it evokes images of roadside diner's, mom-and-pop truck stops, old-fashioned service stations, motor courts, neon signs, and classic American automobiles.

Sayre, OK Landmarks

Beckham County Courthouse

The impressive Beckham County Courthouse was built in 1911. If you have watched the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath," it may look familiar to you. It appeared in the brief 30-second montage of shots depicting the beginning of the Joad family's westward journey along Oklahoma Route 66

Sayre, OK Historic Courthouses

Sayre City Park

The Sayre City Park offers an abundance of activities all within a half-mile radius, such as a well maintained nine-hole golf course with cart rentals available, an 18

Sayre, OK Recreation

Sayre Municipal Golf Course

The Sayre City Park offers an abundance of activities all within a half-mile radius, such as a well maintained public nine-hole golf course with cart rentals available.

Sayre, OK Golf Courses

Ackley Park

Enjoy Ackley Park located on Historic Route 66

Elk City, OK Recreation

Elk City Lake

  • 750 Acre Park
  • 250 Acre Lake
  • Picnic Pavilions with Grills
  • Boating & Fishing
  • Playground
  • Swimming Beach Area
  • 2 Boat Ramps with Docks
    (1 Fishing Dock)
  • Campgrounds
  • R V Sites - Free
    (with electrical hookups)
  • Dump Station (Nearby)
  • Hiking<

    Elk City, OK Recreation

Old Town Museum Complex

The Old Town Museum complex is the steward for the present generation in preserving those moments of life experienced in settings like the interior of the Rock Bluff School, the Pioneer Chapel and early day pioneer doctor'

Elk City, OK Museums

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