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to Cherokee County.
My name is Terrill White,
the new County Coordinator for
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 lookup Volunteers.
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Will Rogers said:
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 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.
Cherokee Nation, IT Project
SELECTED CHEROKEE COUNTY REFERENCE MATERIALS
(Please Note That Not All Materials Are Still In Print)
Around Tahlequah Council Fires
By T.L. Ballenger
Available for viewing at
Tahlequah, Eufaula and Muskogee Public Libraries
Tahlequah and the Cherokee Nation
By C.W. “Dub” West
Available for viewing at
Tahlequah and Muskogee Public Libraries
(also often seen for sale on eBay)
Tahlequah, NSU, and The Cherokees
By Obie Faulk & Billy M. Jones
Available for loan throughout the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System
The Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah
By Deborah Duvall
Available for loan from the Muskogee Public Library
Available for viewing at the Tahlequah Public Library
(also often seen for sale on eBay and Amazon.com)
Family publications, history publications, journals and letters, military, tombstone transcriptions and photo collections.
This page was last updated on July 3, 2015
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