Pryor Creek, Oklahoma

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Pryor Creek, usually known as simply Pryor, is a city in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 8,659 at the 2000 census, but the 2009 estimate was 9,260.

Originally named Coo-Y-Yah, Cherokee for Huckleberry, it was renamed Pryor Creek, the name of the local railroad station (named for the creek). Due to confusion in distinguishing handwritten mailing addresses to Pryor Creek and Pond Creek, the U.S. Postal Service name for the city was shortened to Pryor, though the official name of the city remains Pryor Creek.

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Education

Northeast Technology Center is located near Pryor Creek. Oklahoma State University's Technical branch (OSU-Okmulgee) also has a campus in Pryor Creek as does Rogers State University.

Economy

Mid America Industrial Park is located in Pryor Creek.

In May 2007 Google announced its plans to build a large Internet data center at the Mid-America Industrial Park. The $600 million facility will open sometime in the next few years and eventually employ 100 people. Google shut the worksite down in 2008 because of the status of the United States economy and work on its overseas projects and affairs,[2] then restarted the project in October 2010 with plans to open by the end of 2011.[3]

Pryor Creek is also the home of Catch the Fever Music Festivals, which is host to Bikelahoma, Country Fever and Rocklahoma, just 4 miles north of Pryor Creek. These attractions draw people from all over the world.

Geography

Pryor Creek is located at 36°17′59″N 95°18′50″W / 36.29972°N 95.31389°W / 36.29972; -95.31389 (36.299667, -95.313798)[4].

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