Enid: The Epitome of Small-Town Charm
Situated at the eastern edge of the Great Plains and approximately 70 miles north of Oklahoma City is Enid, Oklahoma. Enid currently ranks as the state’s ninth-largest city and boasts a population of around 50,000 people. The city was founded in 1893 and experienced a “golden age” from the 1910s-1940s, following the discovery of oil in the region. Enid’s period of prosperity helped launch the town into the regional spotlight, and the area is still home to several agricultural corporations, which take advantage of Enid’s distinction as the “Wheat Capital” of Oklahoma. Enid also maintains several cultural events yearly, including the Tri-State Music Festival (which was established in 1932), Shakespeare in the Park, and Chautauqua in the Park.