Guthrie is a city and county seat in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metroplex. The population was 10,191 at the 2010 census, a 2.7 percent increase from the figure of 9,925 in the 2000 census. First known as a railroad station stop after the Land Run of 1889, Guthrie immediately gained 10,000 new residents, who began to develop the town. It was rapidly improved and was designated as the territorial capital, and in 1907 as the first state capital of Oklahoma. In 1910, state voters chose the larger Oklahoma City as the new capital in a special election Guthrie is nationally significant for its collection of late 19th-century commercial architecture.
Guthrie is located just 20 miles north of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Considered a rural city, Guthrie, Oklahoma faced its share of economic struggles in the past. Guthrie's Historic District fosters creativity and community involvement. Embracing the rich historic character has been key to economic growth as a welcoming place for visitors.
The Guthrie Historic District was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1999. It is the Largest Historic Urban District in the state of Oklahoma with more than 2,000 buildings. Noted for its collection of late 19th and early20th century commercial architecture, Guthrie provides an array of historic views.
Guthrie, Oklahoma was one of the hardest-hit areas in the country, first by the Great Depression and then the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The New Deal was created to help bring relief to the United States for millions of people without work. In 1935, 798 families were on the rolls in Logan County, Oklahoma who were in need of relief and employment. Half of those families live in the City of Guthrie. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the largest organization formed under the New Deal. 1200 men were employed by the WPA in Logan County alone.
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Things to Do In Guthrie, Oklahoma
Guthrie is filled with Historic Buildings which can be seen by all who walk down the sidewalks on Oklahoma and Harrison streets downtown. Guthrie is home to its own "Double Stop Fiddle Shop & Music Hall", housing the largest collection of violins and bows, new and vintage guitars, mandolins, and banjos.
If you like museums, Guthrie is host to the Frontier Drug Store, Territorial Capital Sports Museum, Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Carnegie Library, and Owens Art Place. Not a museum but a must-see in Guthrie is the Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Center, one of the world's largest Scottish Rite Temples.
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