Sayre is a city in and the county seat of Beckham County, in western Oklahoma, United States. It is halfway between Oklahoma City, and Amarillo, Texas, on Interstate 40 and the former U.S. Route 66. The population was 4,375 at the 2010 census.
Buildings in Sayre
|Motto: "Main Street On Historic Route (66)"|
Location of Sayre, Oklahoma
Sayre's economy has been based on agriculture and the production of oil and gas. By the 1930s, the town had five oil companies and one gasoline plant in operation. United Carbon Company built a carbon black plant there. The North Fork Correctional Facility, a privately owned, medium-security prison opened in 1998.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre or [email protected], is an accredited junior college serving western Oklahoma. It was founded in 1938 as Sayre Junior College and merged with SWOSU by an act of the Oklahoma Legislature in 1987.
Western Technology Center, Sayre campus provides the opportunity for adults and high school students to get occupationally-specific training. Sayre Public Schools is a member of the WTC district.
Sayre Public Schools provides public education services to the city of Sayre as well as surrounding rural areas. The district operates one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.