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

Purcell

The Birthplace of Oklahoma

 
 
Purcell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 11, 2018
1. Purcell Marker
Inscription.  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 both territories formulated and sent to Congress resolutions asking for admission to the Union as one state. Thirteen years later, such efforts led to statehood...
 
Erected 1990 by McClain County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1893.
 
Location. 35° 0.807′ N, 97° 21.67′ W. Marker is in Purcell, Oklahoma, in McClain County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Avenue and West Washington Street (State Highway 39), on the right when traveling south on North 2nd Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North 2nd Avenue, Purcell OK 73080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 46th State (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial
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(about 500 feet away); Hotel Love (about 500 feet away); Desert Storm Honor Roll (about 500 feet away); Run of '89 South Boundary (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. John L. Smith (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Holmes Treaty (approx. 1˝ miles away); California Trail (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Purcell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Purcell - The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society (Submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 

2. Statehood Movement - The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society (Submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Purcell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 11, 2018
2. Purcell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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