Harrah, Oklahoma is a growing city located in Oklahoma County. It is a wonderful town to visit with a small town feel, but also with all of the luxuries of a big town within close proximity; Harrah is located 25 miles east of Oklahoma City. The population of Harrah is approximately 5000 people. Harrah's elevation is 925 feet above sea level. There are several things to do and see and if you look in the Harrah, Oklahoma yellow pages or in the Harrah, Oklahoma business directory, you will find several things to do including movie theaters, museums, skating rinks, and just about everything else in between. Today, Harrah is still the wonderful place that Louis Navarre thought it was several years ago. It is home to the Bald Eagle and other wildlife species as well. Harrah, Oklahoma is a town worth seeing in your travels.Harrah has a rich history as well. A hunter, named Louis Navarre, happened to come upon the land in the early 1870s where Harrah is now. He saw a place filled with wild animals, a river and lots of grass. He thought that it would be a great place to live so he came back in 1889 and made himself a residence. A gentleman by the name of E.W. Sweeney bought some of the land in 1891 and began running a ferry across the North Canadian River. Later he built a bridge as well, giving everyone another way to cross the river. It brought the people on the two sides of the river together and they named the town after him. Later, in 1898, Louis Navarre sold the property to Frank Harrah. Harrah was a business man who helped the town build the railroad and get its other businesses going, thus the town was finally named after him. That's how the city of Harrah got its name.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan