McClain County

County Seat: Purcell, Oklahoma 73080

McClain County was named for Charles M. McClain, an Oklahoma constitutional convention attendee.


Birthplace of the State of Oklahoma
The Birthplace of the State of Oklahoma Purcell The Inter-territory Statehood Convention, the first to advocate single Statehood for Oklahoma and Indian Territories met on September 30, 1893 in Purcell's Methodist Episcopal Church, south at approximately 319 W. Washington, Delegates from bot ...
California Trail
California Trail Crossed Here Caravans of gold seekers in the Rush for Califonia traveled this Trail in spring. 1849, under military escort commanded by Capt. R.B. Marchy. Route lay west from Ft. Smith, south side of Arkansas and Canadian rivers, across Oklahoma. Camp ground and spring, 3 ...
Camp Arbuckle
Camp Arbuckle was established in May 1850 by Captain R. B. Marcy and Company D, 5th Infantry, the site was visited in 1849 by Marcy while escorting gold seekers to California. The post was moved in 1851 to a permanent site in Garvin County. Buildings then were occupied by Delawares under Black ...
Historic Hotel Love
The sixty-three room Hotel Love was constructed in 1895 and opened for business in March of 1896. One of the finest hotel in the Chickasaw Nation Hotel Love, "The Pride of Purcell ... the building was superior to anything of its kind in the Indian Territory." In 1900 Hotel Love was a bric ...
McClain County Courthouse
National Register of Historic Places: McClain County Courthouse (added 1984 - Building - #84003347) Courthouse Sq., Purcell Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering Architect, builder, or engineer: Hawk & Parr, Cowen Bros. Architectural Style: No Style Listed Area of ...
McClain County Museum
The Museum contains eleven different theme rooms containing artifacts, furniture, and other items pertaining to McClain County and Territorial history including family historical records, photographs, and genealogy records. Free Admission, donations appreciated Open daily, 12:00 noon to 4 ...
Purcell Train Station
Purcell Train Station Amtrak The Heartland Flyer operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. . Located in the Heart of Oklahoma, Purcell’s history dates back to 1887 when the town became an important commercial center with the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad
Santa Fe Plaza & Statehood Star Memorial
Santa Fe Plaza and "Star" Memorial Santa Fe Plaza A genuine Santa Fe Caboose stands in the park. A dedication marker was located in front of the caboose inside the Santa Fe Plaza: Dedicated to all the Citizens of Purcell in fond memory of Samuel Terry Harlan May 1951----August 19 ...