Okmulgee county, first populated by the Creek Nation in the 1820s, is located in eastern Oklahoma with the town of Okmulgee serving as the county seat.
Major waterways and recreation areas include Okmulgee Lake, Dripping Springs Lake and Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park. In addition, the southeast corner of the county abuts Eufaula Lake. The North Canadian River slips in and out of the county on its southern county line.
County attractions include the Creek Council House and National Capitol in Okmulgee and the Nuyaka Mission Site near the western line. Other sites to interest the history buff are the Nuyaka Mission Site just outside the county seat city limits and the Isparhecher House and Grave near Beggs. Isparhecher was one of the important Creek Chiefs of the Dawes Commission era.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 38,788, an increase of 2,298 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Sapulpa) Creek County
(Stigler) Haskell County
(Chandler) Lincoln County
(Euraula) McIntosh County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
08/09 Coming to The Okmulgee 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.
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.