Cherokee county, created from the Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation in 1907, is located in northeastern Oklahoma in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and calls Tahlequah its county seat.
Recreational opportunities abound within the county lines. Lake Tenkiller, a small arm of Fort Gibson Lake, Sequoyah State Park, Cherokee Landing State Park, Greenleaf State Park, the Arkansas River and the Illinois River all contribute to the activities as well as the beauty of the county.
Higher education in the area is provided by Northeastern State University.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 39,506, an increase of 5,457 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stilwell) Adair County
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Pryor) Mayes County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
(Okmulgee) Okmulgee County
(Claremore) Rogers County
01/26 Coming to The Tahlequah 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.