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Queen City of the Cimarron

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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Perkins is approximately 2,280 (2002), 2831 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 897 (1990), 1174 (2010).
The amount of land area in Perkins is 2.44 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Perkins to Washington DC is 1152 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 44 miles. (as the crow flies)
Perkins is positioned 35.97 degrees north of the equator and 97.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Perkins average annual rainfall is 35 inches per year
Perkins average annual snowfall is 7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


south of Stillwater and about 53 miles from Oklahoma City.
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History & History Related Items

Perkins was named for a Congressman from Kansas, Bishop Walden Perkins, who was able to work out the necessary government red tape to open a post office here. But Perkins was not the first name for this township. It began on 22 April 1889, the day of the Oklahoma Land Run. Joseph Wert was the "winner" for the claim for 160 acres. He donated 40 acres for a town. First the little town was called Cimarron, then Italy and finally renamed Perkins.
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Harvest Fest Celebration
The middle of September each year

Pistol Pete Days
including a 5k run, held in June each year.

The 4th of July Rodeo, Old Fashioned Country Christmas and other recreational sports related to the Cimarron River.
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Perkins City Government

City of Perkins
120 N. Main
P.O. Box 9
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: 405-547-2445
Fax: 405-547-5440

Perkins Chamber

Perkins Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 502
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: (405) 547-2131

Perkins Organizations

Perkins Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 502
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: (405) 547-2131

Perkins Libraries

Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library
129 S. Main Street
Box 519
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: 405-547-5185
Toll-free: 888-525-4654

Perkins Schools

Perkins Schools
P.O. Box 549
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: 405-547-5703
Fax: 405-547-2020 Perkins


The populatoin of Perkins was:
1970 - 1,029
1980 - 1,762
1990 - 1,925
2000 - 2,272
2002 - 2,280

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