Road Trip Oklahoma is heading South to Purcell

Monday, September 26th 2011, 5:23 pm
By: News 9

Road Trip Oklahoma is heading South to Purcell, Oklahoma on September 30.

Purcell, Oklahoma is an active city with population near 6,700. Purcell is an outer suburb of Oklahoma City located along the I-35 corridor in the central part of the state on a bluff overlooking the Canadian River. It is also the county seat for McClain County. Purcell was founded as a railroad town in 1887, with the coming of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The city of Purcell is named in honor of ATSF railroad director Edward Benton Purcell, of Manhattan, Kansas.

The city is proud to say our official motto and registered trade mark name is "Heart of Oklahoma".

Purcell has been home to former NFL player, Cliff Thrift; the actor who played Eb on "Green Acres," Tom Lester; and the first B.C. Clark jewelry store.

Join Oklahoma's News 9 on September 30 in Purcell.