Ottawa county is named for the Ottawa Indians, but comes from the Algonquian term "adawe", meaning to "buy and sell" or "trade and traffic." It is the northeasternmost county in Oklahoma with Miami serving as the county seat.
The Spring River empties into the Grand (Neosho) River in mid-county on its way south and spawns two state parks in the process. The Spring River Canoe Trails State Park and Twin Bridges State Park near the confluence provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors each year.
One nostalgic attraction is historic Route 66 which enters the state in the northeast and exits in the southwest part of the county. A nine-foot section of the original highway can still be viewed just outside Miami.
Post-high school education is offered at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College which is located in Miami.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 30,881, an increase of 320 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Vinita) Craig County
(Jay) Delaware County
(Nowata) Nowata County
(Miami) Ottawa County
05/07 Coming to The Miami 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.