Okfuskee county, named for a Creek Nation town in Cleburn county, Alabama, is located in central Oklahoma about 60 miles east of Oklahoma City with Okemah serving as the county seat. Okemah is named for the Creek chief Okemah meaning "Big Chief." Two of Okemah's most noted residents were Leon Chase Phillips, 11th governor of Oklahoma, and noted American songwriter Woody Guthrie.
The only major waterway is the North Canadian River which forms the southwest county line before continuing east briefly dipping into Hughes County eventually exiting into McIntosh County. In addition, the Deep Fork of the Canadian River snakes its way in and out of the northern section of the county.
Among the historic sites of interest in the county are the Weleetka Town Hall and Jail and the Okfuskee County Courthouse and the Guthrie House in Okemah.
Although there are no state parks, Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park is just across the eastern county line.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Holdenville) Hughes County
(Chandler) Lincoln County
(Euraula) McIntosh County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
(Okemah) Okfuskee County
(Okmulgee) Okmulgee County
05/06 Coming to The Okemah 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.
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.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
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.