Sequoyah county, named in honor of the famous Cherokee educator,Sequoyah, is located in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas state line with Sallisaw serving as the county seat.
Major waterways and recreation areas include the Arkansas River which, in conjunction with the Canadian River and Robert S. Kerr Lake, forms the southern county line with Haskell County and Le Flore County. Other recreation areas in the county include Lake Tenkiller State Park, Sallisaw State Park, and Brushy Creek State Park.
County-wide attractions include the cabin home of Sequoyah, about 15 miles northeast of Sallisaw near Akins along SR 101, the Tahlonteeskee Cherokee Courthouse, just southeast of Gore and Lee's Creek Ceremonial Site near Short. In addition, the Cookson Hills area of the northwest section of the county was the haven of the notorious "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 37,886, an increase of 4,058 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stilwell) Adair County
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Stigler) Haskell County
(Poteau) Le Flore County
(Euraula) McIntosh County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
07/02 Coming to The Sallisaw 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.