Seminole county, named in honor of the Native American Nation, is located in central Oklahoma southeast of Oklahoma City with Wewoka serving as the county seat.
The Seminoles were originally part of the Creek Nation in Florida but political divisiveness caused a faction to leave the main tribe. They took the name of "Simanoli" or
"Semanole", which means "runaway."
Two rivers help form up the county lines--the North Canadian River bounds the northern county line and the Canadian River provides the southern line. Other water-related activities can be found near Lake Konawa which is located in the southwestern corner of the county.
The major county attraction is the Seminole Historical Museum located in Seminole. In addition, sites deemed historically significant include the W.E. Grisso Mansion in Seminole, the Seminole Whipping Tree in Wewoka and Rosenwald Hall in Lima.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 24,546, a decrease of 866 over the 1990 census.