city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States

Purcell is a town in Oklahoma.

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Purcell was founded in 1894, as a town in the Chickasaw Nation of the Indian Territory, becoming the seat McClain County in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state.

Purcell is known as the "Quarterhorse Capital of the World."

Most travelers on I-35 see Purcell as a stop for refreshment but those who venture into the old downtown can experience a quaint downtown with brick streets, antique stores and good quality mom & pop cafes.

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Purcell is a stop on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer which travels between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth on a daily round-trip schedule.

The town is a short drive south from the OKC metro area via I-35.

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  • Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course and municipal pool near Purcell Lake.

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  • Brick streets in the old downtown.
  • James C. Nance Memorial Bridge spans the South Canadian River, connecting Purcell to Lexington. The bridge, among the longest in Oklahoma, is named for James C. Nance, a newspaper publisher and legislative leader in Oklahoma and U.S. Uniform Law Commissioner.
  • The old federal courthouse for the Indian Territory.

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  • Hotel Love/Butler's Antique Shop, 200 W Main. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this three-story Victorian brick building houses an antique store, a bed and breakfast inn, retail offices and storefronts.

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There are lots of fast food chain restaurants in town.

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Routes through Purcell
Oklahoma CityNorman  N   S  Pauls ValleyFort Worth
Oklahoma CityNorman  N   S  Pauls ValleyDallas/Fort Worth

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