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Cherokee County
County Seat - Tahlequah
Capital of the Cherokee Nation
 

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Welcome to Cherokee County. My name is Terrill White, the County Coordinator for Cherokee County.
I am a Cherokee County native but do not currently live in Cherokee County.  I am able, however, to do LIMITED local research. Check with the
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Cherokee County was created from the Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation when Indian and Oklahoma Territories were joined to form the State of Oklahoma in 1907. It is located in northeastern Oklahoma in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, near the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller. The Cherokee Nation occupied these lands as early as the 1830s. In 1838, the Cherokee were forcibly removed from their tribal lands in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama to Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma).  This tragic event is commonly known as "The Trail of Tears".

Cherokee National Prison (1874)

Cherokee Supreme Court (1844)

Murrell Home (1844)

 

The county capital of Tahlequah claims several historical sites. It is the home of Northeastern State University and the Cherokee Arts and Crafts Center.

Cherokee government buildings still standing are the Capitol (1867-70), the National Prison (1874), and the Supreme Court (1844); and the Murrell Home (1844) in Park Hill is a fine example of an antebellum mansion.

 

 

 

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Newly added in 2008 (Houston's of Tahlequah)

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This page was last updated on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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