Haskell County, formed in 1907 and named in honor of the state's first governor, Charles N. Haskell, is located in eastern Oklahoma and calls Stigler its county seat.
The Canadian River and Arkansas Rivers form part of the northern county line with Muskogee County while the remainder of the line meanders through Robert S. Kerr Lake. Additional recreational opportunities can be found in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Tahama and in the Sansbois Mountains along the southern county line with Latimer County.
Historic sites of interest include the Otter Creek Archeological Site near Keota, the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler and the Edmund McCurtain House near Kinta.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 11,421, an increase of 481 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stigler) Haskell County
(Wilburton) Latimer County
(Poteau) Le Flore County
(Euraula) McIntosh County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
(Okmulgee) Okmulgee County
12/09 Coming to The Stigler 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.