Originally known as County "P," the area was part of the original Cherokee Outlet and was opened for settlement by the land run of September 16, 1893. The county's name came from John W. Noble, a Secretary of the Interior. The main source of income in Noble County is derived from agriculture and its character remains primarily rural. Industry consists of the Charles Machine Works, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of service line trenchers, located in Perry, the county seat. Also located in Perry are: the Cherokee Strip Museum; the Stage Coach Community Theater; the Perry Memorial Hospital and a new YMCA. Noble County has seen several of its sons gain state and national office: two governors, Henry S. Johnston and Henry Bellmon; two U.S. Congressmen, Manuel Herrick and Dick T. Morgan; and one U.S. Senator, Henry Bellmon. Several books have been written about Noble County. They include History of Noble County, First Generation, History of Perry, and Perry Pride of the Prairie. Two historical societies, Billings Historical Society and Noble County Cherokee Strip Historical Society, are located in the county. Annual events include the Cherokee Strip Celebration on September 17, Wheatheart Festival in September, and the Otoe Powwow in July. Location: Noble County is in northern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 33.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Perry Distances: Perry to: Enid - 41 miles Oklahoma City - 63 miles Tulsa - 83 miles Land Area: 742 square miles of farm and agricultural land on level plains and some rolling hills
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Noble County, Oklahoma
Part of the OKGenWeb and USGenWeb. Contains a brief history, vital records, photographs, queries and other resource links for genealogy researchers.
Osage County Interlocal Coop
Educational service organization designed to assist rural school districts in Osage, Noble and Kay counties with special services.
The Political Graveyard: Noble County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived or died in the county.
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