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History of Enid Oklahoma

Enid is a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,379, making it the ninth-largest city in Oklahoma. It is the county seat of Garfield County. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, and is named after Enid, a character in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. In 1991, the Oklahoma state legislature designated Enid the "purple martin capital of Oklahoma." Enid holds the nickname of "Queen Wheat City" and "Wheat Capital" of Oklahoma and the United States for its immense grain storage capacity and its historical relationship with grain and wheat farming in America. The economy is primarily based on agriculture (wheat and grain), oil and gas production, distribution, refining and processing, livestock feedlots and manufacturing (helicopters).

Enid was originally a railroad town that began with a single track laid by The St. Louis & San Francisco Railway in 1889. The coming of the railroad brought with it economic development to support a growing community as well as political changes to what had been known as Skeletonville before incorporation.

In April, 1894, the citizens voted to incorporate the town. The area was named Enid after a character in Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Idylls of the King."

Enid prospered as the center for trade in the Cherokee Outlet. In 1897, President McKinley spoke here on his trip west to California. It was only two years later that Enid became Oklahoma's first city to have electric street lights.

Enid grew quickly through the 20th century and is now home to more than 50,000 people.

Enid's economy has historically been based on agriculture, especially wheat production and livestock. Enid's Rose Rock Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of rose rocks concretions formed around grains of sand with about 5 percent cemented material. Enid has been called "the Rose Rock Capital of the World." The annual Rose Rock Festival is held each Mother's Day weekend in May to celebrate this unique rock formation found only under certain conditions in central Oklahoma.

Landmarks in Enid Oklahoma

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a museum in Enid, Oklahoma. The center honors the history of the Cherokee Outlet and the Land Run of 1893.

The building that houses the museum was originally named the Union National Bank Building, which opened in October 1915. The bank was designed by W.W. Wells and Sons of Wichita Falls, Texas, with construction handled by Genevieve City Construction Company from Chicago, Illinois. The building's exterior is faced with grey Bedford stone. In 2002 an addition to the building was completed on its south side facing Independence Street.

The interior of the building features a marble staircase. The original bank vault remains in place inside the building and is now used as a storage room for extra artifacts and documents.

In 2003, when the heritage center was still being built, it received a collection of artifacts which once belonged to Enid philanthropist Gilbert Codding; this collection included American Indian artifacts and works of Western art.

In 2005 the Union National Bank Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places under its original name, Union National Bank Building. It became part of the Enid Central Park Historic District in 2009.

Food in Enid Oklahoma

Enid, OK has a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from.

Enid offers everything from fast food to gourmet dining. Specialty shops offer deli-style sandwiches, soups and salads along with homemade breakfast and lunch items. Most major chain restaurants are located on the west side of town near the mall, but you'll find all types of food throughout the city.