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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Perryman Cemetery

Perryman Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2017
1. Perryman Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1849, Lewis Perryman, one of the most prominent ranchers and traders in the Creek Nation, built a ranch complex on Crow Creek in the southwest corner of what is now Zink Park.

After the Civil War, the ranch was operated by Lewis' son, George. In 1879, his headquarters, near what is today 38th and Troost, became the first post office in the region to be officially designated "Tulsa".

The earliest identified burial in the Perryman Cemetery took place in 1879, although the site is probably a fragment of an earlier, larger burying ground.

The Cemetery is the city's oldest, continuously occupied tract of land. The last interment was in 1941.

Mary and Newman Perryman deeded the Cemetery to the Tulsa Historical Society in 1987.
Erected 1995 by Tulsa Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 7.025′ N, 95° 58.048′ W. Marker is in
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on E 32nd St, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just West of the intersection of E 32nd St and Utica Ave but is not visible from Utica. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulsa OK 74105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulsa's First Post Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); Not Just a Ball Game (approx. 1.8 miles away); Creek Stickball Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mary Veasey Leech (approx. 1.8 miles away); Creek Nation Council Oak Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 2 miles away); Dry Cleaners (approx. 2.1 miles away); Leyh Building (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
More about this marker. The marker is a bit off the road in front of the cemetery itself.
Perryman Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2017
2. Perryman Cemetery Marker
Photo of part of the cemetery as seen from the marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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