Indians originally called this area "Coo-Y-Yah" - the place of huckleberries. Nathaniel Pryor, great-grandnephew of Pocahontas and scout with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, set up a trading post near what is now Pryor Creek.
Many adventures fill weekends and summers in Pryor and the Grand Lake area. You'll find museums, attractions, events, festivals and water activities with 5 major lakes within 30 minutes away. Mid America Industrial Park is home to Google and many other factories and businesses.
You'll enjoy Rocklahoma,, the Miss Pryor Scholarship Pageant, the 4-Way Rodeo,Salina Highbanks speedway.
The district has 4 elementary schools, a middle school and high school plus a private school. Higher education facilities include Northeast Technology Centers, Rogers State University and OSU-Okmulgee. Others within 50 miles include Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeast Oklahoma A&M, the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Junior College, the University Center at Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, OSU/Okmulgee Tech and more.
Integris Mayes County Medical Center provides a comprehensive medical facility and services. Aside from the wide-ranging facilities and services offered by Pryor's hospital and clinics, specialized medical care is abundantly available.
Eucha, Fort Gibson, Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Hudson and Spavinaw lakes are less than 30 minutes away.
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees is one of the most luxurious inland lakes in America, and Hudson Lake is recognized as one of the best bass fishing lakes in Oklahoma.
24-acre Whitaker Park offers tennis courts, a swimming pool, walking trail, sand volleyball and basketball courts,fishing pond, playground areas and picnic pavilions. Additional city parks have walking trails, playground areas and ball fields.
The community's 18-hole municipal golf course - considered by many to be one of the best municipal courses in the state - is just 3 miles away.