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Guthrie is a city in the Frontier Country region of Oklahoma.


Guthrie's history is tied closely to the Oklahoma Land Run which commenced at noon on April 22, 1889. Within about six hours' time from when the cannons sounded, some 10000 people settled in a consolidated area that would become Guthrie.

From 1890 to 1907, Guthrie then served as territorial capital, and with earnest effort given to building and development, had the makings of an Eastern city. Partly because of that, it thence became the initial capital of the state of Oklahoma when it entered statehood, a position it held from 1907 until 1910, when that designation transferred to Oklahoma City due to the emerging commerce there.

Guthrie's historical downtown has been well preserved from the beginning, and as such the whole downtown sector is on the national registry of historic places with some 2000 buildings individually listed.

Also of note to Guthrie's colorful history was a shootout in 1898 by which an outlaw named "Little Dick" West of the Wild Bunch Gang died.

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  • 1 Langston University, 701 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Langston (10 miles east of Guthrie on Hwy 33E). The only historically Black university in Oklahoma. Home of the Langston University Marching Pride marching band. Langston University (Q3302016) on Wikidata Langston University on Wikipedia





  • Territorial Inn, 2323 Territorial Trl., +1 405-282-2100. A former Best Western that tries hard to keep up with the chains with a free breakfast and seasonal pool.

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Routes through Guthrie
WichitaBlackwell ← Jct W E  N  S  EdmondOklahoma City
El DoradoPonca City  N  S  EdmondOklahoma City

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