Adair county is located in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas border with Stilwell serving as the county seat. County residents enjoy Adair State Park near Stilwell in the southern part of the county and Natural Falls State Park on the Illinois River near the Delaware County line.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 20,544, an increase of 2,123 over the 1990 census.
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, while Stilwell, formed in 1897, has been the county seat since 1910.
The annual Strawberry Festival is held in May to celebrate one of the principal crops of the area.
Important industries of the county include food processing and canning, poultry raising, cattle ranching and horse breeding.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stilwell) Adair County
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Pryor) Mayes County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
(Claremore) Rogers County
(Sallisaw) Sequoyah County
10/26 Coming to The Stilwell area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.