Okfuskee county, named for a Creek Nation town in Cleburn county, Alabama, is located in central Oklahoma about 60 miles east of Oklahoma City
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.