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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.
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.
 
Location. 36° 7.025′ N, 95° 58.048′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on E 32nd St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located just West of the intersection of E 32nd St and Utica Ave but is not visible from Utica. Marker is in this post office area: Tulsa OK 74105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Perryman Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2017
2. Perryman Cemetery Marker
Photo of part of the cemetery as seen from the marker
. 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); Elliott Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. 2 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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 191 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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