Enid Transit offers transportation to Enid from Oklahoma City and other locations by advanced reservation. It is located about 70 miles from Oklahoma City. Woodring Airport is a regional airport with no commercial airline service, but most travelers find it convenient and economic to fly into Wichita (ICT) or Oklahoma City (OKC).
It is the county seat of Garfield County. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, and is named after Enid, a character in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. In 1991, the Oklahoma state legislature designated Enid the "purple martin capital of Oklahoma. "Enid holds the nickname of "Queen Wheat City" and "Wheat Capital" of Oklahoma and the United States for its immense grain storage capacity, and has the third-largest grain storage capacity in the world. In summer 1889, M. A. Low, a Rock Island official, visited the local railroad station then under construction, and inquired about its name. At that time, it was called Skeleton. Disliking the original name, he renamed the station Enid after a character in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. However, a more fanciful story of how the town received its name is popular.