Purcell is a town in Oklahoma.
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.
The town is a short drive south from the OKC metro area via I-35.
- Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course and municipal pool near Purcell Lake.
- 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.
- 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.
There are lots of fast food chain restaurants in town.
|Routes through Purcell|
|Oklahoma City ← Norman ←||N S||→ Pauls Valley → Fort Worth|
|Oklahoma City ← Norman ←||N S||→ Pauls Valley → Dallas/Fort Worth|