Perryton was named after George M. Perry, an early county judge, who had been involved in the disastrous Enid, Ochiltree and Western railroad scheme. Founded in 1919 and designated the county seat of Ochiltree County. It is situated on U.S. Highway 83 in northern Ochiltree County, Texas. Most of its early occupants were former citizens of Gray, Oklahoma, and Ochiltree, Texas, who moved to the new Spearman branch of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway. Since Perryton was a designated mailing station between Amarillo and Wichita, Kansas, an airport was constructed near the city dump in 1932 making it known as the "Sewer-Side Airport". It was incorporated in 1951 and adopted Also, the City of Perryton is served by the Perryton Independent School District and the Perryton High School. Perryton Ochiltree County Airport (PYX) (Runways: 2) is the airport here. With a total area of 4.5 square miles, they reached a population of 8,683 in 2017. Finally, their annual Ochiltree County Fair is an important local event.