Rogers county is located in northeastern Oklahoma with Claremore serving as the county seat. It was formed January 26, 1907 from the Cherokee Nation and was named for Clement Vann Rogers. The name "Cooweescoowee", an Indian Chief, was nearly adopted for the county name but most people couldn't pronounce it so the county was named in honor of Will Rogers' father.
Major waterways include the Verdigris River, which forms a part of the southern line with Wagoner County and Lake Oologah, of which about 30% extends into Nowata County to the north.
County attractions include Rogers' birthplace just north of Oologah; the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore and historic Route 66, the county's section of which extends from northeast of Chelsea to Catoosa in the southwest.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 70,567, an increase of 15,397 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stilwell) Adair County
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Vinita) Craig County
(Sapulpa) Creek County
(Jay) Delaware County
(Pryor) Mayes County
06/18 Coming to The Claremore 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.