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ADAIR COUNTY COURTHOUSE
220 W Division St
Adair County is located in eastern Oklahoma, bordered by Arkansas.
Created in 1907 from the lands of the Cherokee Nation's Going Snake and
Flint Districts, Adair County was named after a well-known Cherokee family.
Stilwell, formed in 1897, has been the county seat since 1910.
Primary industries of the
county include food processing and canning, poultry raising, cattle
ranching and horse breeding.
The Annual Strawberry
Festival is held in May to celebrate the strawberry, a principal crop of
Sites of interest within Adair
County include the site near Westville of the Old Baptist Missionary
Church, built by the "Trail of Tears" Cherokees in 1836. A marker
stands near the community of Watts recognizing Fort Wayne, a military post
established in 1838 and abandoned in 1842, although it was reactivated and
was the site of a Civil war battle in 1862.
Area - 569 Square Miles -
Recreation Area - Adair Major Stream Systems - Illinois River, Sallisaw and
Little Lee Creek
Information provided by:
"THE OKLAHOMA ALMANAC"
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Allen Wright Memorial Library Building
Northeast 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
More History - Adair
County from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History
Franklin Reed Mitchell (1869-1938) is the focal character of the book, but
there are 89 biographies of family members in the book, many of whom lived,
or are still living, in Adair County. The book is entitled The Franklin
Reed Mitchell Family of Adair County, Oklahoma - A History and Genealogy.
The book is currently
available in Kindle format on Amazon.com.
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Archived Queries Prior to February 26, 1998
Still in Existence
Ballard / Baron / Blanch /
Bunch / Christie / Lyons/ Proctor / Stilwell / Watts / Westville
and Towns No Longer in Existence
Addielee, 1914-1943 / Baptist, 1881-1912 / Baptist
Bidding Springs, 1912-1928 / Dannenburg / Echota,
Fairfield Mission, 1829-1865 / Flint (present Stillwell) - 1846-1896/
Fort Wayne, 1838-1842 and 1860-1862 - Site of Civil War Battle /
Golda's Mill - 1836-19?? - Import Mill / Greasy - 1920-1921 / Lyons,
Piney, 1913-1921 / Mayes, formerly Sallisaw, 1888-1896 / Tomy
Town, 1936-1938/ Wauhillau, 1879-1935 / Titanic,