Originally the trading post of James Perry. By 1849 this was one of the most important early day towns. Here was the intersection of the Texas and California Roads, and many noted expeditions passed through along both of these routes... Colbert Institute, Methodist School for Chickasaws, Established here 1854. Battle of Perryville in Civil War fought here in July 1863.
Located on US-69, 3 miles south of McAlester