LCEDC supports the
efforts of local people
who seek funds to
expand their existing
LCEDC has made
efforts to aid to the
building fund
of the Oklahoma
Frontier Drugstore
Museum and its
recently completed
Garden Project
Born of the Land Run
on April 22, 1889, and
designated as
the Capital of
the new Oklahoma
Territory, Guthrie is
one of the nations
most fascinating
historic cities.

Average Household

Median Household

Per Capita Income

Housing Units:

Total Area:
19.21 Sq.MI.

City Government:
City Manager / Council

City Sales Tax: 3%

Municipal Water:
(MGD) 3.0
Peak Consumption:
(MGD) 2.3
Average Pressure:
(PSI) .7

(MGD) 1.35
Peak Consumption:
(MGD) 0.743
Access Fee: None

OG&E and Central
Rural Electric Co-OP

Natural Gas:
Oklahoma Natural Gas

Telephone Service:

SBC/AT&T Broadband
Cox High Speed Cable

Community Services:
Fire Department:
Two Stations / EMS
Firefighters: 25

Police Department:
21 Officers

Mercy Hospital
Logan County

Public Library:
Guthrie Public Library

Regional Airport       

Churches:  32+

Guthrie News Leader
Daily Oklahoman
In 1889, on the day of the great Land Run to claim the
a city of 10,000 over night. It was designated as the First
Capital and became the center of government for the Territory,
and later, for the State of Oklahoma. In 1910, however, the
thriving young town, was a victim of political disagreements.
As a result of a vote of the people the state seal and the
government was transported south to Oklahoma City which has
remained the Capital of the State. Guthrie soon became a
sleepy country town.

In the 1980's however, the beauty of Guthrie's historic
landscape was reborn and citizens began to restore the long
forgotten historic downtown area as well as the beautiful
residential homes.

Today, Guthrie stands as a living monument to the extraordinary
architecture and artistic vision that was a part of its original
plan to be the capital. Residential and commercial zoning exist
side by side in the Historic District and the city is a prime
destination for tourists from all over the world on any given
day. The quaint streets once again bustle with activity and

Guthrie has been the recipient of numerous awards and
accolades over the years. It is listed as one of the largest
contiguous Historic Districts on the National Register of Historic
Places, was recognized as one of the National Trust's Dozen
Distinctive Destinations in 2004. It is also a National Historic
Landmark. Several notable movies have been shot in the
Historic District and Guthrie has been featured on many TV
programs and in numerous magazine and newspaper articles
focusing on historic towns.
Guthrie is located in the rolling hills 32 miles north of Oklahoma The
climate is temperate and perfect for sports and outdoor recreation.

Today Guthrie is a rapidly growing city with an airport, a regional
medical center and an influx of tourism, manufacturing, industrial
and agricultural enterprises that are helping to grow the town
and enhance Logan County.

It is the County Seat and the home to the Logan County
Courthouse complex including a newly constructed jail.

The Edmond-Guthrie Regional Airport is a combined effort
between Guthrie and Edmond, its southern neighbor. The
multi-million dollar expansion and jet capable runway is
attracting aviation and aeronautical companies to the area,
bringing high paying jobs to the City of Guthrie and
Logan County.

Mercy Hospital Logan County is located in Guthrie and operates
the expanding hospital facility and two outlying clinics, one in
south Logan County and one in Crescent. Specialities offered
include: opthalmology, cardiology, general surgery, MRI, urology,
podiatry, gastro-enterology, and gynecology.  MHLC Guthrie offers
residents an Emergency room, a Sleep Center, a Physical Rehab
facility and attracts top doctors and nurses who are interested
in a state-of-the-art medical center in a small town environment.

Guthrie Job Corps, one of the largest employers in the County,
has won recognition many times at the national level for its
excellence as a vocation oriented educational center and for
its valuable services to troubled youth. Of particular note is
the award winning culinary and food service training program.
Tourism is a vital part of Guthrie's economic base. The Guthrie
Chamber of Commerce, the City of Guthrie, merchants and
residents welcome thousands of visitors each year who add
color and texture to the extraordinary architecture that is the
gift of history. An active Bed and Breakfast Association, unique
eateries, inns and hotel/motel facilities are focused on the
needs of the tourists. The Pollard Theatre repertory company
provides live, year round theater productions and there are
numerous meeting and conference centers that encourage
businesses to plan their retreats and off-site meetings
in Guthrie.

Cedar Valley and Cimarron National PGA Golf courses provide
a huge draw for golfers. Four beautiful 18-hole courses, fine
clubhouses, restaurants and pro shops make golfing in Guthrie
an experience to remember.

A unique and business friendly climate is the cornerstone
of Guthrie Oklahoma. It combines a focus on an extraordinary
history, with a high tech 21st century commercial/industrial
outreach that makes for interesting and intriguing economic
development opportunities.
draw golfers from all
over the world to play
their four 18-hole courses.
LCEDC  /  405-377-2220  /  justinh@meridiantech.edu